Horse chestnut - Definition

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The horse chestnut is the fruit of the horse chestnut, or conker tree. Unlike chestnuts, the horse chestnut is toxic if ingested. But even if it cannot be eaten, it has, however, some medicinal properties. And extracts of horse chestnuts are used to try to cure hemorrhoids and mainly to relieve tired legs. Extracts of horse chestnut also have a toning effect on the skin, which enables its use against dark circles and bruises.