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

Kahn, Susan R.
July 2006
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p20
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's views on a study that reports on the efficacy of horse chestnut seed extract (HCSE) for treatment of chronic venous insufficiency. The author reveals that HCSE is herbal remedy and a potential alternative to reduce swelling caused by venous hypertension. It is informed that the use of HCSE reduces leg pain, edema, itching, and other medical disorders. He states that though the effectiveness and safety of HCSE for long-term management of patients with chronic venous insufficiency is still unknown, however it could be tried for short-term relief of symptoms.


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