Aesculus chinensis

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Aesculus chinensis
Aesculus chinensis leaves
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae
Genus: Aesculus
A. chinensis
Binomial name
Aesculus chinensis
Bunge, Enum. Pl. China Bor. 10. 1833

Aesculus chinensis var. chinensis
Aesculus chinensis var. wilsonii

Aesculus chinensis, the Chinese horse chestnut (Chinese:七叶树 qi ye shu), is a tree species in the genus Aesculus found in eastern Asia.

The seed contains triterpenoid saponins[1] and flavonoids, such as aescuflavoside and aescuflavoside A, which are glycosides of quercetin.[2]



  1. ^ Wei, F; Ma, LY; Jin, WT; Ma, SC; Han, GZ; Khan, IA; Lin, RC (2004). "Antiinflammatory triterpenoid saponins from the seeds of Aesculus chinensis". Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin. 52 (10): 1246–8. doi:10.1248/cpb.52.1246. PMID 15467246.
  2. ^ Wei, Feng; Ma, Shuang-Cheng; Ma, Lin-Yun; But, Paul Pui-Hay; Lin, Rui-Chao; Khan, Ikhlas A. (2004). "Antiviral Flavonoids from the Seeds of Aesculus chinensis". Journal of Natural Products. 67 (4): 650–3. doi:10.1021/np030470h. PMID 15104496.

External links[edit]

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