Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)

Origin:

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

Health benefits:
  • Acts as an analgesic
  • Treats problems with the circulatory system, breathing, joints
  • Soothes discomforts, injuries, inflammation
  • Narrows veins and tones the body
Beauty benefits:
  • 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.