Horse chestnut is probably the most popular herb used in the treatment of varicose veins. It is the seeds of the horse chestnut tree which are used medicinally – and these are the same seeds gathered each autumn for the game of conkers.
Venaforce contains an extract obtained from Horse Chestnut seeds in the form of a gastro-resistant herbal tablet. One tablet contains 157.5-225.0mg of extract (as dry extract) from fresh Horse Chestnut seeds (Aesculus hippocastanum L. semen) corresponding to 50mg triterpene glycosides, calculated as anhydrous ß-aescin. This product also contains soya polysaccharide. Do not use if you are allergic to peanut or soya.