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Horse chestnut extract reaffirmed as efficacious for venous insufficiency - Cochrane Collaboration
Monday, November 26, 2012

The Cochrane Collaboration has restudied the efficacy of horse chestnut extract for venous insufficiency. The study was published in Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Nov 14;11.


AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS: "The evidence presented suggests that HCSE (horse chestnut seed extract) is an efficacious and safe short-term treatment for CVI (chronic venous insufficiency). However, several caveats exist and larger, definitive RCTs (randomized controlled trials) are required to confirm the efficacy of this treatment option.


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Aesin (escin) is the active ingredient in horse chestnut extract.


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