When you think of horse chestnut, you might think of varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency I have been researching this herb for its use in a variety of other conditions. One of the twin epidemics, diabetes can be treated not only with dietary and exercise lifestyle changes, but with some nutraceuticals and herbs. Some of the herbs used to help regulate blood sugar are fenugreek, cinammon, bitter melon and gymnema.
There are supplements as vanadium, chromium and alpha lipoic acid that can decrease and support normal blood sugar levels.
Horse chestnut can be used in patients with sugar imbalance. It should be monitored carefully. If using too much, it can result in hypoglycemia.