Hippocastani semen


This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of horse-chestnut seed. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing horse-chestnut seed.

This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing horse-chestnut seed. For practical information about using horse-chestnut seed medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

Key facts

Latin name Hippocastani semen
English common name Horse-Chestnut Seed
Botanical name Aesculus hippocastanum L.
Therapeutic area
Circulatory disorders
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
European Union herbal monograph


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