Contractions. - aescul. H. aes.-h.
aesculus Hippocastanum. Nat. ord., Sapindaceae.
Synonym. - Hippocastanum Vulgare.
Fig. - Woodv. Med. Bot., t. 128.
Horse Chestnut. For. names: German, Gemeine Kas-tanie, Rosshastanie; French, Marronnier d'Inde.
Habitat. - Unknown, probably native of both Northern India and North America. Abundant, as an introduced tree, in Britain and France.
Flowering time. - May.
Part employed. - The ripe fresh kernel.
Characters. - Nuts ovoid, mahogany - coloured, perfectly smooth and shining, with a large oval hilum, which is paler coloured and rough. Kernel white, and very astringent to the taste (very similar in general appearance to Spanish chestnuts, but generally brighter coloured).
Time for collecting. - September and October.
Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with proof spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Hale's New Remedies.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and 1x, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.