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Cosme-Phytami™ Horse Chestnut EC

Native to mountain woods in the Balkans and western Asia, this tree is cultivated in temperate regions world-wide. The species name, hippocastanum, comes from the Latin hippos, 'horse', and castanum, 'chestnut', as it was believed to cure all horse ailments. Decoctions of the bark are traditionally used for ulcerations and skin diseases, and the seeds for gastritis and enteritis. In folk medicine, the flowers are used as a tonic and astringent, and the leaves as a bechic. The medicinal use of chestnut bark had fallen into oblivion when the Napoleonic wars forced the search for a substitute for cinchona, which had become scarce and expensive, among indigenous products to combat malarial fever. Chestnuts are also traditionally used for domestic purposes. The liquid obtained by macerating them has been used to bleach linen and to make soap. Its flour is used to produce an excellent wood glue whose bitterness keeps rodent insects away. A necklace of chestnuts hung in a cupboard keeps the wool away from moths. The Horse chestnut symbolizes abundance, wealth, health.

INCI name

Glycerin (and) Aesculus Hippocastanum Seed Extract

Cosme-Phytami Horse Chestnut EC

Product details

Physical form at 25°C

  • Liquid


  • Botanical extracts
  • Conventional extraction


  • Active ingredients
  • Emotive ingredients

Regional availability

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • N America


  • Bath, shower & soaps
  • Body care
  • Eye contour care
  • Face / neck skin care
  • Facial cleansers
  • Foot care
  • Leg care
  • Scalp treatments
  • Shampoos
  • Beard care

Consumer benefit

  • Antioxidant
  • Microcirculation

Certifications and standards

  • Halal
  • COSMOS organic certified
  • ISO 16128 - derived natural
  • ISO 16128 - derived organic ingredient

Regional compliance


Ingredient origin

  • Plant derived
  • Organic cultivation

Composition information

  • Preservative free

% Natural content – ISO 16128

  • 100

% Organic content – ISO 16128

  • 100

Manufacturing processes

  • Zeodration


  • Expected to be readily biodegradable


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Product brochures & guides

Category: Data sheet

Title: Cosme-Phytami Horse Chestnut EC

Known for its calming properties, hops is a versatile plant with tonifying and antibacterial properties due to its flavonoids and phenolic acids.

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