Horse chestnut seed extract

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Mommalee, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. Mommalee

    Mommalee Well-Known Member

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    Anybody know how to extract the "extract" from horse chestnuts? All the information I can find says don't try this at home, but there must be some way to do it because somebody's doing it and selling it. I hate to keep buying it when my yard is littered with the seeds in the fall. Seems a waste.. Hope someone can point me in the right direction.
     
  2. lacyj

    lacyj Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, What are you using it for?
    I think that Horse chestnuts are the same as Buckeye tree in CA.
    It is supose to be highly toxic. Don't get the mushy stuff around the nut into your eyes, it is very bad.
     

  3. Mommalee

    Mommalee Well-Known Member

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    Yes, people around here call them buckeyes. It is highly toxic for humans, but there is some mysterious "process" by which they extract this stuff they put in capsules and sell at the health food stores. It is supposed to help with leg vein problems, and I think it's working.
     
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