* *ADVISORY* *Pregnant women, children, and those with low blood sugars, should not take horse chestnut. Other parts of the horse chestnut plant are toxic when not prepared properly, and esculin can cause death when not removed in the seed preparation. Horse chestnut can interact with antidiabetic agents, hepatotoxic agents, anticoagulants, lithium and those with latex allergies.
CONCLUSION:We conclude that horse chestnut is a safe and effective product for the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency. While it shows promise for treating hemorrhoids, there is not enough evidence for us to support its use.
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