• HIPPOCASTANI, SEMEN; FLORES; FOLIA; CORTEX

    (Aesculus hippocastanum L., Hippocastanaceae) Horse-chestnut (seed, flowers, leaves, bark)

    Constituents: seed 3-13 % “ aescin “ (a mixture of estertriterpenoid saponins, having as aglycones protoaescigenin, barringtogenol C and other triterpenoid sapogenins), flavonoid glycosides (bi-and triosides of quercetineand kaempferol), 50-60 % starch, 8-10 % raw protein, 7-8 % fixed oil, etc.