Enjoy the benefits of horse chestnut gel : cool, soothe and relieve joints that feel uncomfortable.
Arthritis treatments with horse chestnut
The above picture shows my X-ray arthritis picture osteo-arthritis index finger. My finger is a little swollen because of some extra bone-growth on the right side of my finger.
Although a little swollen only, the constant rubbing of the bones cause a constant pain, unless I don’t move my fingers. It’s a nuisance to say the least.
My not too straight arthritis finger points to a horse chestnut containing gel : Reparil gel.
Horse Chestnut Supplement
Do you recognize the fresh fruit in the left picture? Right, it is chestnut.
Do not get mixed up now: this is not the regular chestnut you can easily find people roasting next to the road in Malaysia (especially in Kuala Lumpur China town you will find one).
I already wrote a post in Quick Dinner Recipes that Horse Chestnut is not suitable for eating nor cooking but works as an arthritis treatment.
Horse chestnut has commercial value as:
- horse chestnut supplement
- horse chestnut extract
- horse chestnut cream and
- horse chestnut gel.
In Reparil Gel, horse chestnut is only one of the ingredients. In stead of writing the English name "Horse Chestnut", the Latin name "Aescin" is used.
The horse chestnut seeds are the source of a saponin known as aescin:
- aescin promotes circulation through the veins
- aescin fosters normal tone in the walls of the veins, thereby promoting return of blood to the heart.
In Europe chest nut supplements are popular for:
- the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency and,
- the treatment of varicose veins.
As you can see, it’s not your ideal arthritis treatment but I always say: don’t put your eggs in only one basket. When it comes to health: always go for as many products, diets, cures as possible in stead of trying to find the miracle cure. Unless there is a proven miracle cure out there.
Aescin possesses anti-inflammatory properties, and this is where osteo-arthritis comes in.
Although it’s not clear whether I really have an inflammation or not, as long as I don’t have the green lipped mussels gel shipped over, I stick with the horse chestnut gel and let my finger rest as much as possible (which means typing with 9 fingers…).