Aesculus hippocastanum
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Aesculus hippocastanum


  family hippocastanaceae 
  genus aesculus 

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Genus  Aesculus Species  hippocastanum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  horse-chestnut Family  HIPPOCASTANACEAE Specimen number  S13848 Data source  Allergy p259;MedPl p159
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Ascending Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen  Light Hay fever season  May 01 - Jun 30 Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  astringent   anti-inflammatory   febrifuge   antirheumatic Medicinal parts  Seeds   Leaves   Bark Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  It is toxic when taken internally Medicinal notes  Aesculus hippocastanum has too many possible beneficial herbal uses to fully enumerate. A few of its uses include: as an astringent, as an anti-inflammatory, as a febrifuge and as an antirheumatic. See the medicinal properties section for the full list. The seeds as well as the leaves and the bark are used in herbal preparations. It is toxic when taken internally. Although this plant is freely wind-pollinated, it shouldn't pose too much difficulty to the hay fever susceptible. May to June is the usual season for causing hay-fever problems.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Aesculus hippocastanum is a cultivated ornamental.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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