Indian Horse Chestnuts to Treat Muscle and Joint Pain

This remedy using Indian horse chestnuts is only to be used topically and should not be ingested. Apply it before going to bed to allow it to work overnight to relieve joint pain.
Indian Horse Chestnuts to Treat Muscle and Joint Pain
Maricela Jiménez López

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Maricela Jiménez López.

Last update: 26 May, 2022

The aches and pains that affect joints and muscles are one of the major causes of disability throughout the world. They can be brought on by old age, but they can also be caused by overexerting oneself, poor movement or stress, among other factors. Because of that, today we’re going to bring you a remedy using Indian horse chestnuts and rosemary.

Some people need to fight against recurring muscle and joint pain, and nothing seems to be able to help it. There are, however, several alternatives that can help alleviate pain to prevent it from interfering in our daily activities.
Alcohol prepared from rosemary and Indian horse chestnuts is one of those alternatives. Its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties create a calming effect without causing side effects.

Rosemary & Indian horse chestnut alcohol for muscle and joint pain

Rosemary and Indian horse chestnut alcohol is a great option to take advantage of the compounds these two plants offer. This creates a remedy that is capable of stimulating blood circulation and reducing inflammation.

The skin absorbs them and this helps to stop joint inflammation, while also stimulating blood flow to accelerate pain recovery.

This natural product is beneficial for:

  • Reducing muscle pain
  • Stopping the inflammatory process
  • Relaxing tired legs
  • Preventing varicose veins
  • And also improving circulation to the lower part of the body

In order to emphasize just how effective this treatment is, we are going to talk about the benefits these two main ingredients have.

See also: Discover the Incredible Uses and Benefits of Rosemary

Rosemary’s benefits


Rosemary is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants, used by several cultures around the world for thousands of years.

It is appreciated because of its medicinal compounds, which positively affect blood circulation problems and circulatory disorders, like phlebitis, thrombosis, and varicose veins.

Its anti-inflammatory effects also make it a great remedy for treating problems such as:

  • Sprains
  • Tendinitis
  • Dislocations
  • Bumps
  • Muscular and joint pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Skin conditions

Benefits of Indian horse chestnuts

Some horse chestnuts.

Indian horse chestnuts are one of the best treatments for conditions affecting the circulatory system. Because they are rich in aesculin and aescin, they can tone blood vessels and capillaries to prevent edema and other circulatory disorders.

It’s important to mention that it has a powerful natural anti-inflammatory effect and, as a result, is able to reduce inflammation in swollen veins. It also reduces fluid retention, which influences the inflammatory response.

Because of these benefits, it is currently viewed as one of the best remedies for fighting varicose veins and other conditions associated with inflammation.

Some of the most important ways to use it is in treating:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bone fractures
  • Twists and sprains
  • Muscle injuries
  • And, finally, joint pain

Recipe for rosemary and Indian horse chestnut alcohol

A bottle of rosemary essential oils.

Making rosemary and Indian horse chestnut alcohol at home is a healthy alternative to commercial treatments, which are oftentimes costly and not as effective.

The ingredients used can be easily found in shops, and are generally modestly priced.


  • 150 mL of 96% alcohol
  • 4 Tbsp. fresh rosemary
  • 4 Tbsp. fresh Indian Horse Chestnut
  • 1 dark glass jar


  • Firstly, sterilize the glass jar by boiling it in water for 25 minutes.
  • Then dry and place the herbs in it.
  • After that, add the alcohol making sure to cover the rosemary and Indian horse chestnuts.
  • Finally, cover and store in a dark place for 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Stir the liquid daily.
  • After two or three weeks, strain the liquid and then pour into a dark container.

How to apply

  • This product must be applied externally to the affected area of the body, and should never be ingested.
  • Take a bit with your hands and then gently massage over the legs, feet, or painful muscles.
  • Use before bed whenever possible, for best results.
  • There are no limitations regarding duration of use, as it can be used anytime you experience aches and pains.
  • It can also be stored in a cool, dark place for up to one year.

This remedy can be a wonderful addition for individuals suffering from some type of inflammatory disease. It’s also great to keep in the medicine cabinet for anytime you get a bump or muscle injury.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.