Review: Horse chestnut seed extract is effective for symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency

July 2006
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p20
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a study that reports on the efficacy of horse chestnut seed extract (HCSE) for treatment of chronic venous insufficiency. Researchers evaluated clinical outcomes in patients with chronic venous insufficiency and referred oral preparations containing HCSE as the only active component with placebo or another therapy. A meta-analysis of the reduces leg pain, edema, itching, and other medical disorders. It is found that HCSE is an effective short-term treatment for symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency.


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