Beautifully designed by nature, a freshly fallen conker sits shining in its case. So smooth inside its spiky protective shell. Conkers are seeds of the Horse Chestnut Tree (Aesculus Hippocastanum) and can be used to make Horse Chestnut extract.
Horse chestnut extract is an incredible antioxidant for the skin and the body as it can help your body fight free radical damage, two of its antioxidants – quercetin and kaempferol are known for their intense disease-fighting capabilities and studies have show that is can kill certain cancer cells!
Horse Chestnut in Skincare
Customer Aya in her incredible Before & After photos of using Skin Calm Cream for a week.
Studies have discovered both Horse chestnut extract is a tonic for our veins and helps reduce inflammation and therefore can help to redness in the cheeks of conditions like Rosacea.
Horse Chestnut Extract that’s taken internally has the aesculin content removed – Aesculin (or esculin) is a toxic substance in horse chestnut so this gets taken out in the process of making the tincture. Raw Conkers are toxic for humans & dogs so don’t nibble!
You can find Horse Chestnut Extract in my Skin calm cream which is my mums favourite cream from my range (she used to suffer with Rosacea). Look above at the incredible Before and After Photos of my lovely customer Aya after she started using my Skin Calm Cream. Rosacea can affect women especially during hormonal fluctuation and for some it can suddenly appear during perimenopause or after menopause).
Horse Chestnut Extract in skin care can help soothe and calm sensitive skin, especially great for the Autumn and winter seasons. It helps protect collagen, elastin and to strength the connective tissue around capillary walls in the skin. This can reduce redness that inflamed capillaries can have. It also helps reduce the loss of Hyaluronic acid from the skin, so helps increase skin hydration.
Horse Chestnut Extract – Taken Internally for health
Herbalists might suggest you take Horse Chestnut to help calm issues with veins, like inflammation or small capillaries, it helps wound healing process by increasing contraction of our fibroblasts cells, and it can be used topically to reduce hemorrhoids. It can also be taken to help reduce joint pain, leg cramps, unsettled digestion and bladder issues, can reduce a fever, and reduce swelling after surgery.
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This information here is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice. This information should be used only under supervision of a qualified health practitioner.