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Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum)

Horse chestnut seedHorse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum) is a tree which commonly grows throughout the regions with temperate climate in Northern Hemisphere in parks and forests, in housing developments, both urban and rural areas. It is native to Greece and the Mediterranean region and now has been widely cultivated around the world. To Europe, this tree was introduced in the sixteenth century by a famous plant collector John Tradescant, and since those times horse chestnut seed, bark, leaves, and flowers have been used in alternative medicine for a variety of conditions and diseases. Apart of that, in many countries of modern Europe horse chestnut leaves and seeds have numerous other uses, including producing beer, producing special type or starch, producing soaps and other cosmetic products, cooking, and so on. (more…)