Horse Chestnut cosmetic properties
The Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is a tree that can reach 30 meters in height with a pyramidal crown and a brown bark and smooth. The leaves are bright green, are serrated, the flowers are clear with pink spots and yellow, while the fruits are similar to chestnuts and, therefore, defined crazy chestnuts.
It comes from to the Balkan and Greece area, although today it is grown throughout the temperate zones of Europe.
The fruit is not edible for humans, but despite this, the horse chestnut extract (which is obtained from the seeds of the fruit) is rich in a complex of saponins and flavonoids which is very appreciated in cosmetics.
We can find it in treatments against blemishes and cellulite, which improve the microcirculation thanks to the draining properties and, finally, and to protect of the blood vessels.