Notes: Helps to bring relief from varicose veins and broken veins or spider veins, tightens and strengthens veins, restricts fluid leakage into surrounding tissues. Apply sparingly to affected area night and morning. Gently massage into skin.
Horse chestnut seed has many positive effects on the venous system, helping to relieve pain, heaviness, weakness, restlessness and swelling caused by weakened veins, and to help increase elasticity. For this purpose it may well be useful to also use the tissue salt Calc fluor, which has a role in keeping or restoring elasticity to the tissues.
Horse chestnut is a traditional remedy that has been used for the relief of varicose veins and heavy legs. It is thought to strengthen fragile veins.
Positive medicine organic horse chestnut cream also contains extracts of witch hazel and yarrow and essential oils of lemon and lavender and cypress, which are natural remedies with a reputation for supporting the veins.
Horse chestnut may even have anti-ageing properties according to Middlesex University report on Pubmed which cited Horse chestnut as a potent antioxidant, a super-scavenger of free radicals that is possibly more cell-protective than even vitamin E.
A systematic review of horse chestnut capsules has been published in the Cochrane Library. This independent, international organisation reviews various types of treatment and is available without charge when accessing the internet within Ireland (TheCochraneLibrary.com). This review found 17 controlled trials of horse chestnut for CVI. The trials used different symptoms to evaluate the extract. Most trials found horse chestnut more beneficial than placebo.
For example, horse chestnut relieved pain better than placebo in six of the seven trials. In four of six trials measuring leg swelling, horse chestnut was significantly better.
Four of eight trials found horse chestnut reduced itching. Two studies compared horse chestnut extract to compression stockings, and found them equally effective in relieving leg pain. (Quote – Irish Times)
Positive medicine horse chestnut cream is very popular with many of our customers who often tell us how much they like it and recommend it to their friends. Horse chestnut cream helps tone the veins, restore firmness and reduce redness.