Aesculus HippocastanumHorse Chestnut, Aesc hip, Aesculus Hipposcastanum
HPUS label indication: Hemorrhoids
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.
Below are the strongest indications of Aesculus Hippocastanum based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
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)
Heavy and hot, with lachrymation, With enlarged blood vessels
▲ ▼ NOSE (click for more)
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)
Saliva; mucus, slime; thick and sticky
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
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
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
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; wiping after stool
Pain; after stool
Pain; burning; after stool
Pain; pressing (pressure)
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)
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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)
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
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
Movement; movement of affected part
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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.