Ingredients & DescriptionPremier Horse Chestnut CompoundsSupport for Healthy LegsWord is spreading in the United States about the benefits of horse chestnut-a traditional botanical widely used in Europe to support vein integrity, especially in the legs. Planetary Formulas offers three scientifically advanced horse chestnut products: Horse Chestnut Vein StrengthÃÃÂÂÃÂ, Full SpectrumÃÃÂÂÃÂ Horse Chestnut and Horse Chestnut Cream. These products were developed in light of the latest advances in modern pharmacological research and the clinical experience of one of the worldÃÃÂÂÃÂs foremost herbal authorities, Michael Tierra, L.Ac. An acupuncturist, herbalist and author, Michael integrates classic Western, Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal formulations with the knowledge gained from modern research and more than 30 years of clinical experience. The result - three premier horse chestnut compounds, unsurpassed for dependability and consumer satisfaction.Centuries of UseHorse chestnutÃÃÂÂÃÂs botanical properties were first described by Italian medical botanist Mathiole in 1565, and the plant was widely used throughout Europe by the 18th century. In 1896, a French researcher, Artault de Vevey, reported on horse chestnutÃÃÂÂÃÂs benefits for the health of blood vessels.Clinical Studies Document Horse ChestnutÃÃÂÂÃÂs BenefitsToday a growing body of research is confirming horse chestnutÃÃÂÂÃÂs benefits for circulatory health-turning horse chestnut into one of the top ten best-selling herbs in Europe. Horse chestnutÃÃÂÂÃÂs benefits are associated with a variety of constituents, but especially with a group of saponins collectively known asaescin.Horse chestnut is also a valuable source of bioflavonoids, including the subclass of flavonoids known as proanthocyanidins, renowned for their antioxidant activity. When taken internally, research has shown horse chestnutÃÃÂÂÃÂs constituents to strengthen the capillaries (the minute blood vessels that connect arteries and veins), support normal blood flow, and support the normal exchange of fluids through cell membranes.Horse Chestnut CreamHorse Chestnut Cream combines a concentrated extract of horse chestnut seed and bark extract (20% aescin) with additional renowned astringent tonifiers and circulatory herbs, such as butcherÃÃÂÂÃÂs broom, witch hazel, white oak and myrrh. An advanced liposome delivery system is used to support tonification and deep moisturizing. Internal use of Full Spectrum Horse Chestnut or Horse Chestnut Vein Strength, in conjunction with the external use of Horse Chestnut Cream, provides a dynamic two-step approach to vein support.
Suggested use: Gently massage into skin morning and night. For best results, use for at least six weeks.
Supplement Facts for CreamServing Size: Amount%DVHorse Chestnut Seed and Bark Extract (standardized to 20% aescin), Butcher's Broom Leaf Extract, Witch Hazel Bark Extract, White Oak Bark Extract, Myrrh Gum Extract, and Rosemary Leaf Oil.
Other Ingredients: Purified Water, Aloe Vera Gel, Glyceryl Stearate (emulsifier), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient), Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Methyl Glucoses (from sugar plant), Lecithin Phospholipid, Jojoba Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (natural vitamin E), Xanthan Gum, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol and Sorbic Acid (preservatives).Warning: STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE.Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.Suggested Use: Gently massage into skin morning and night. For best results, use for at least six weeks.
Planetary Herbals offers the best of classic herbal traditions, from Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese herbalism to the experience of Western herbal practitioners. Utilizing the knowledge of more than 30 years clinical experience, professional herbalists such as Michael Tierra, Lesley Tierra, Jill Stansbury, and Alan Tillotson, Planetary Herbals is committed to ensuring that our time-tested herbal traditions continue to evolve, grow, and flourish.