AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM [Aesc]
Venous stasis. Haemorrhoids. Rectum feels full of small sticks.
Burning in anus with chills up and down the back.
Jaundice, portal circulation stasis and torpor.
Flying pains all over. Fullness in various parts.
Constant throbbing behind symphysis pubis.
Lameness down the back across the sacro-iliac articulation
SYNONYM : Chestnut bud (Bach Flower) White Chestnut (Bach Flower)
COMMON NAME : Horse chestnut
FAMILY : Sapindaceae
SOURCE : -Tincture of ripe kernel.
-Trituration of dry kernel.
-Tincture of fruit with capsule.
PHYSIOLOGICAL ACTION: Colon, rectum, anus- Congestion and haemorrhoids.
A/F : -Deranged liver.
-Reflex from piles.
MODALITIES : < Morning on awaking > Cool open air < Any motion > Bleeding (piles) < Walking > Summer < After eating > Continued exertion < Afternoon < Standing
MIND : -Looses temper easily, gains control slowly, miserably cross (Cham).
-All mental symptoms
-Dullness or sluggishness.
-Depressed and irritable.
-Attempts to escape from the window.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Fullness in various parts, dry, swollen, mucous membranes, flying pains all over.
-Paralytic feeling in arms, legs, spine.
-G.I.T.-Throat is dry, stitching pain into ears on swallowing. Follicular pharyngitis.
-Haemorrhoids-blind or bleeding. If they bleed, it gives relief.
-purplish, painful < during climacteric.
-with sharp, shooting pains up the back.
-with heaviness or lameness in sacro-iliac articulation.
-Rectum-dry aching, feels full of small sticks.
-Stool followed by fullness of rectum and intense pain in anus for hour (Aloe, Ign, Mur-ac, Sulph).
-Irritation caused by ascarides, burning in anus with chills up and down the back.
-Constipation-hard, dry, knotty, white stools.
-Constant throbbing behind symphysis pubis.
-Female genitalia-Leucorrhoea with lameness of back across the sacro-iliac articulation or aching in knees.
-Leucorrhoea-dark yellow, sticky, corroding < after menses.
-Back-Spine feels weak, back and legs give out, backache affecting sacrum and hips.
-Alternate heaviness and lameness. < Walking < stooping < rising from stooping.
-Fever-7-12 p.m. chill at 4 p.m.
-Sweat profuse and hot.
KEYNOTES : 1. Dry, aching in rectum with feeling as if full of small sticks.
2. Haemorrhoids blind painful, purplish, with severe lumbosacral backache (alternates with lumbago - Aloe.) 3. Follicular pharyngitis, dry throat with stitching pain.
4. Throbbing in the abdominal or pelvic cavities.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Action marked on lower bowel producing engorged haemorrhoidal veins with characteristic backache with absence of actual constipation.
Much pain with little bleeding.
-Feeling of fullness in internal parts.
-Venous remedy, engorged and full, sometimes to bursting.
-Congestion of liver with piles.
-Sensation of heat, dryness, stiffness, roughness in throat, nose, anus.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -Haemorrhoids-purplish, painful, rarely bleeding, with heaviness and lameness in sacro-iliac regions.
CLINICAL : -Ascarides, Atrophic pharyngitis, Haemorrhoids, Jaundice, Leucorrhoea, Lumbago, Venous stasis.
-After Collinsonia has improved piles, Aesculus often cures- Dr. Allen M.D.-In the last month of pregnancy, women sometimes have a weak feeling in the small of the back, it gives out when walking, Aesculus is the remedy indicated- Dr. Eli. G. Jones.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Aesc-glabra, Aloe, Collin, Nux-v, Phyto (dry throat), Rat, Sulph.
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