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Horse Chestnut
BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Hippocastanaceae
Genus :
Aesculus
Species :
hippocastanum
COMMON NAMES
Horse Chestnut; T'ien-shih-li
USES
Tonic; Stimulant; Narcotic; Astringent; Anti-inflammatory; Nutritive; Expectorant.
DESCRIPTION
Horse Chestnut is a large tree growing up to 100 ft tall. Multi-part leaves are up to 12 inches long with 5-7 toothed leaflets. Flowers are white and fruits are spiney globes 1.5 in. in diameter.
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