Esculin, also rendered Æsculin or Esculin, is a coumarin glucoside that naturally occurs in the horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), California buckeye (Aesculus californica), Prickly Box (Bursaria spinosa) and in daphnin (the dark green resin of Daphne mezereum). It is also found in dandelion coffee.
- As medication, aesculin is sometimes used as a vasoprotective agent.
- Aesculin is also used in a microbiology laboratory to aid in the identification of bacterial species (especially Enterococci and Listeria). In fact, all strains of Group D Streptococci hydrolyze æsculin in 40% bile.
It acts as a superb tanning-agent and used in oral care to prevent against cavities and tooth decay.
Aesculin ingestion can produce stomachache, spasms, diarrhea, disorientation and even death at high doses
Unknown, please consult with your doctor.
Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aesculin