Horse Chestnut
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name not given
Posted on: February 1, 2000

I have a problem with itching in my lower atmosphere. Will this help and do you stock it?

Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is astringent and anti-inflammatory, used mainly for toning the veins in cases of hemorrhoids and varicose veins. It can be taken internally as a tincture, or as a tea made from the powdered, dried chestnut. The tincture or dry chesnut should be available at a health food store. They are not available from Richters.

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