Nature has a way of surprising us with the various plants, seeds and fruits and their hidden benefits to our skin, digestion, hair, and wellbeing.
One such miracle natural seed is the horse chestnut or as we call it here in the UK, the conker. Horse chestnut is often used in gel or tablet form to help varicose vein sufferers since it contains a high amount of saponins (aescin), flavonoids (mainly derivatives of quercetin and kaempferol), starches, proteins, and sugars.
Horse Chestnut helps maintain strong venous walls, which in turn keeps the pressure within the veins stronger and keeps the blood flowing steadily. With regular application of horse chestnut extract, you are ensuring that your veins are as strong as they can be and reducing the chances of the venous walls being pushed outwards and thus causing varicose veins.
A study by Guillaume & Padioleau, 1994, found that applying horse chestnut extract led to an increase in pressure of flow through both normal and constricted veins (Guillaume & Padioleau, 1994). Another benefit of creams and gels containing horse chestnut extract is that they improve circulation, which strengthens the connective tissue around the capillary system.
When it comes to cellulite, horse chestnut is extremely effective at lessening the appearance of dimpled skin. It contains Aescin, which helps decrease the size of the pores on the capillary walls and subsequently helps increase circulation in the skin. It also tones the capillaries beneath the skin and can lessen the visibility of cellulite.
Horse Chestnut extract is a key component of both our Nature’s Miracle Soothing Leg & Varicose Vein Treatment and our Body Makeover skin firming body gel and cellulite treatment.
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