Country of origin: the Balkans, North India, the Caucasus and the Himalayas
Cultivation: in almost all climates with temperate climates around the world
Valuable substances in horse chestnut:
Saponin aescin, flavonoids, tannins, fats, carotenoids and allantoin
- Acts as an analgesic
- Treats problems with the circulatory system, breathing, joints
- Soothes discomforts, injuries, inflammation
- Narrows veins and tones the body
- Improves circulation and strengthens capillaries
- Makes skin thicker, firmer and vibrant
- Makes hair vibrant, shiny and strong
- Fights skin problems, including seborrhea
- Tones and keeps pores tight
- Stops signs of premature ageing
How do celebrities use it?
It is used primarily to relieve muscles after a dynamic workout or a long day of shooting or rehearsal.