HORSE CHESTNUT ROOT
Horse chestnut is native to mixed forests of South East Europe and a small area in the Pindus Mountains mixed forests, but it is also a widely cultivated tree in parks in streets through the temperate world.
Horse chestnut root is a light and prized wood, yet hard to get. Difficult and hard to be excavated, therefore appreciated even more. There will be very fine lines drawn on a very light basis giving the impression they are manmade.Did you knot that ...
... the seeds are slightly poisonous, since they contains alkaloid saponins and glucosides.
... seed extract is used in medical purposes. It has venotic effect, vascular protection, anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenging properties
... the name derives from the false belief the tree is a kind of chestnut, in addition to the observation that the seeds are toxic to horses, causing them tremor and lack of coordination.