from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of dicotyledonous trees, founded by Tournefort in 1700, and the type of the Hippocastanaceæ. This name, however, is antedated by Linnæus's name Æsculus, by which the genus is now known. See Æsculus.


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  • Canyons host important Tertiary relic species such as Aesculus hippocastanum.

    Pindus Mountains mixed forests

  • Among the notable endemic and relict species are Aesculus hippocastanum, Jankaea heldreichii, Ramonda nataliae, Macrotomia densiflora, and Primula kitaibeliana.

    Pindus Mountains mixed forests

  • Horsechestnut Aesculus hippocastanum is one of the most popular and effective herbs for all types of varicosities, including hemorrhoids.


  • One of the most popular herbs in Europe is horsechestnut Aesculus hippocastanum.


  • The species Aesculus hippocastanum has been studied and has been found to contain saponin, tannin, and the glycoside, esculin.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Incorporated 39th Annual Report at Norris, Tenn. September 13-15 1948

  • In experiments with rats Hindemith found that the saponin from Aesculus hippocastanum is not toxic in daily oral doses of 87.5 mg. per kg.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Incorporated 39th Annual Report at Norris, Tenn. September 13-15 1948

  • Many plants cause the death of insects, for instance the sticky buds of the horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), without thereby receiving, as far as we can perceive, any advantage; but it was soon evident that Drosera was [page 3] excellently adapted for the special purpose of catching insects, so that the subject seemed well worthy of investigation.

    Insectivorous Plants

  • BBC Gregory's First Law blog Horse chestnut leaf miner (Cameraria ohridella): Forestry Commission The impact of horse chestnut leaf miner (Cameraria ohridella Deschka and Dimic; HCLM) on vitality, growth and reproduction of Aesculus hippocastanum L: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.

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  • Of the first the buckeye (_Æsculus_) (Fig.  108, _J_) and the bladder-nut (_Staphylea_) (Fig.  108, _G_) are the commonest native genera, while the horsechestnut (_Æsculus hippocastanum_) is everywhere planted.

    Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany For High Schools and Elementary College Courses

  • (scientific name: Aesculus hippocastanum) that is usually advised for treatments of poor circulation of the veins or deficiency of chronic venous at times.



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