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Aesculus Hippocastanum
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Aesculus Hippocastanum

Horse Chestnut, Aesc hip, Aesculus Hipposcastanum

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HPUS label indication: Hemorrhoids
Aesculus Hippocastanum

Below are the strongest indications of Aesculus Hippocastanum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

The action of this drug is most marked on the lower bowel, producing engorged hemorrhoidal veins, with characteristic backache, with absence of actual constipation. Much pain but little bleeding. Venous stasis general, varicose veins of purple color; everything is slowed down, digestion, heart, bowels, etc. Torpor and congestion of the liver and portal system, with constipation. The back aches and gives out and unfits the patient for business. Flying pains all over. Fullness in various parts; dry, swollen mucous membranes. Throat with hemorrhoidal conditions.
BETTER, cool open air.
WORSE, in morning on awaking, and from any motion, Walking; from moving bowels; after eating, afternoon, standing.
Aesculus Glabra - Ohio-buckeye Proctitis. Very painful, dark purple, external hemorrhoids, with constipation and vertigo and portal congestion. Speech thick, tickling in throat, impaired vision, paresis. Phytolacca(throat dry, more often in acute cases.) Negundium Americanum - Box-elder - (Engorgements of rectum and piles with great pain, ten-drop dose of tincture every two hours.) Compare also: Aloe, Collinsonia. Nux-v. Sulphur.
Tincture, to third potency.

    HEAD (click for more)

Head dull, confused, aching as from a cold
Depressed and Irritable
Neuralgic stitches from right to left through forehead, followed by flying pains in epigastrium

Pain from occiput to frontal region, with bruised sensation of the scalp; worse in the morning

Pressure in forehead, with nausea, followed by stitches in right hypochondrium

Vertigo when sitting and walking.

    EYE (click for more)

Eyeballs sore.

Heavy and hot, with lachrymation, With enlarged blood vessels

    NOSE (click for more)

coryza, sneezing

Dry; inspired air feels cold, Nasal passages sensitive to it

Membrane over turbinate bones distended and boggy, dependent upon hepatic disorders.

Pressure at root of nose

    MOUTH (click for more)

Metallic taste

Saliva; mucus, slime; thick and sticky


Scalded feeling

Tongue thickly coated, feels as if scalded.

    THROAT (click for more)

Veins in pharynx distended and tortuous

Early stages of atrophic pharyngitis in dried-up, bilious subjects

Follicular pharyngitis connected with hepatic congestion

Hawking of ropy mucus of sweetish taste.

Hot, DRY, raw, stitching pain into ears when swallowing

Throat sensitive to inspired air; feels excoriated and constricted, burns like fire on swallowing, in afternoon


Swelling; swollen and knotted; throat

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Dull aching in liver and epigastrium

Pain; liver

Stomach; constriction

Jaundice; throbbing in hypogastrium and pelvis.

Pain at umbilicus

Stomach; Weight of a stone, with gnawing, aching pain; most manifest about three hours after meals

Tenderness and fullness in region of liver.

    RECTUM (click for more)

Frequent, scant, dark, muddy, hot urine

Urinary Organs.

Anus raw, sore

Burning in anus with chills up and down the back.

Feels full of small sticks

Hemorrhoids; with sharp shooting pains up the back; blind and bleeding; worse during climacteric

Dry, aching

Irritation caused by ascarides and aids their expulsion

Large, hard, dry stools

Much pain after stool, with prolapse

Mucous membrane seems swollen and obstructs the passage

Pain in kidneys, especially left and ureter.

Constipation; from portal stasis

Dragging, heaviness, weight

Fullness; after stool

Haemorrhoids; blind
Haemorrhoids; bluish
Haemorrhoids; chronic
Haemorrhoids; external
Haemorrhoids; large
Haemorrhoids; walking
Haemorrhoids; wiping after stool



Pain; after stool
Pain; burning
Pain; burning; after stool
Pain; pressing (pressure)
Pain; soreness
Pain; sticking
Pain; stinging
Pain; sudden, sharp
Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing

Skin and lining; dryness

Urging, desire to stool (see pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing)

    GENITALS (click for more)

Female; Constant throbbing behind symphysis pubis

Leucorrhoea, with Lameness of back across the sacro-illiac articulation; dark, yellow, sticky corroding; worse after menses.

Male; Discharge of prostatic fluid at stool.

    CHEST (click for more)

Inflammation; bronchial tubes (bronchitis)

Feels constricted

Heart’s action full and heavy, can feel pulsations all over

Laryngitis; coughs Depending on hepatic disorders; hot feeling in chest; pain around heart in hemorrhoidal subjects.

    BACK (click for more)

When walking feet turn under

Backache affecting sacrum and hips; worse walking or stooping

Pain; aching; after stooping
Pain; aching; base of spine / lower back
Pain; aching; base of spine
Pain; aching; base of spine; junction of hip bones to spine
Pain; aching; base of spine; stooping
Pain; aching; base of spine; walking
Pain; aching; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; aching; lumbar (lower half of back); on movement
Pain; aching; when period is suppressed
Pain; aching; while walking
Pain; before chill
Pain; in women; from when period is suppressed
Pain; junction of pelvis and spine
Pain; lower back / base of spine
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); before chill
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); during movement
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); on rising from a seat
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); while walking
Pain; on movement
Pain; sacrum (base of spine)
Pain; sacrum (base of spine); extending to other parts; hips
Pain; sacrum (base of spine); rising from sitting
Pain; sacrum (base of spine); when stooping
Pain; sacrum (base of spine); while walking
Pain; tearing; base of spine; and hips while walking
Pain; while walking
Pain; with rigidness; on waking
Pain; with rigidness; sacrum (base of spine)
Pain; with rigidness; sacrum (base of spine); while walking

Paralysis; spine

Hands and feet swell, and become red after washing, feel full.

Lameness in neck; aching between shoulder blades; region of Spine feels weak; back and legs give out

Soles feels sore, tired, and swell

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Aching and soreness in limbs, in left acromion process with shooing down arms; finger tips numb.

Paralysis; leg, sensation of paralysis
Paralysis; lower limbs; sensation of paralysis
Paralysis; upper limbs; sensation of paralysis

Weakness; lower limbs
Weakness; lower limbs; after walking
Weakness; upper limbs

    CHILL (click for more)


    FEVER (click for more)

Chill at 4 P.M

Chilliness up and down back

Evening fever, skin hot and dry

Fever 7 to 12 P.M

Sweat profuse and hot with the fever.

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Blood vessels; congestion of blood

Full feeling; internally

Heaviness; externally

Movement; movement of affected part

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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.