Escin (Aescin) is obtained from the seeds of the horse chestnut tree, which originated from Asia and was first introduced in Europe in the XVIII century. The fruit is used in folk traditional medicine as a grinded flour used in the manufacture of cleaning soaps to make the skin shiny.
Aesculus hippocastanum L.
≥16.0% ≤22.0% of saponins expressed as escin by spectrophotometry
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