Horse chestnut is a native of the Balkans and was used for treating horses that were "broken winded" - hence its name. Clinical trials have determined that Horse chestnut is one of the best herbal ingredients for the relief of varicose veins and associated symptoms. Studies have shown that it helps protect the integrity of veins and strengthens vein walls. It is one of the most prescribed herbs by doctors in Europe, particularly Germany. Its unique action is mainly due to the component 'escin' that has a vascular tightning effect. Clinically, escin has shown to maintain the health of capillaries. Medicinal Use: Horse chestnut has a toning and strengthening effect on vein walls as it improves blood flow to the legs. Many clinical trials have shown that its vascular-tightening effect makes it suitable for the symptomatic relief of enlarged or varicose veins. Studies show that horse chestnut improves circulation by toning the veins and relieves aching legs associated with enlarged or varicose veins. Horse chestnut is an ideal venotonic as it not only strengthens vein walls, but also improves capillary resistance and venous fragility. Assists in the management of poor circulation in the legs and helps to maintain capillary health. Active Ingredients: Each capsule contains standardised extract equivalent to dried Aesculus hippocastanum seed 1.6 g equivalent to escin 50.7 mg. Features / Benefits This product is listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. Contains appropriate information based on latest findings. Easy-to-swallow capsule with no unpleasant taste. Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, caffeine, gluten, lactose. Capsule shell made from vegetable origin - suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Standardised to guarantee potency.