Horse chestnut is a plant. The seed, bark, flower, and leaves of the plant are used to make medicine. Be careful not to confuse aesculus hippocastanum (Horse chestnut) with aesculus californica (California buckeye) or aesculus glabra (Ohio buckeye). All three may be called horse chestnut. This sheet refers to aesculus hippocastanum (Horse chestnut).
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