Horse chestnut for poor circulation

Horse chestnut is a medicinal plant that has the ability to reduce the size of dilated veins and is a natural anti-inflammatory, being very effective against poor blood circulation, varicose veins, varicose veins and hemorrhoids.

This plant can be found in pharmacies and health food stores in the form of dry leaves for making tea or in the form of powder, capsules, creams or moisturizers to apply directly to the skin and promote circulation.

Ways to use

To improve circulation, horse chestnut can be used in the following ways:


You should consume 2 to 3 cups of tea a day, without adding sugar or sweeteners.


  • 30 g of horse chestnut leaves
  • 1 liter of water

Preparation: Put the water to heat and, after boiling, turn off the heat and add the chestnut leaves, allowing the mixture to stand for about 20 minutes. then strain and drink.


The tincture of horse chestnut should be diluted with water and consumed throughout the day, in the proportion of 5 tablespoons of the tincture for each 1 liter of water.


  • 5 tablespoons of horse chestnut powder
  • 1 bottle of 70% ethyl alcohol

Preparation: Put the chestnut powder in the alcohol bottle and close, letting the mixture rest for 2 weeks in a window exposed to sunlight. After this period, the mixture should be placed in a closed dark glass bottle and stored in a place away from the sun.


Horse chestnuts can also be found in the form of capsules, which cost between 10 and 18 reais and must be taken according to the label or according to the doctor's or nutritionist's prescription. See more about the capsules here.

However, it is important to remember that this plant is contraindicated for children, pregnant or breastfeeding women, and in cases of use of anticoagulant drugs.