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Aesculus Hippocastanum - General symptoms - Kent Lectures

Horse Chestnut, Aesc hip, Aesculus Hipposcastanum, Aesculus Hippocastanum Aesc.


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HPUS indication of Aesculus Hippocastanum: Hemorrhoids
Aesculus Hippocastanum
Common symptoms: Hemorrhoids, Back pain, Irritability.

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Aesculus in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.


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GENERAL

General

Modalities The conditions of Aesculus Glabra Aesculus are worse during sleep, hence symptoms are observed on waking.

It is especially useful in children that rouse up in sleep frightened and in confusion, like Lycopodium Lycopodium

If we ourselves are perfectly clear as to the meaning of these expressions, we will commonly glean the meaning of the patient. It is important to record the language of the patient, yet often a patient will say something which you can see he does not mean at all, and it then becomes necessary to put in a parenthesis what he really means. For instance, a patient says

"I have such a pain in my chest," with the band on the abdomen, or a woman when menstruating will say the pain is in the stomach when you know it is in the uterus.

Patients must be questioned oftentimes as to their statements, or requested to place the hand upon the painful part. In the same way, therefore, patients talk about dizziness when they are not dizzy at all, but feel a confusion of mind, or they speak of confusion of mind when they mean that they stagger in the street.

It is in the nature of Aesculus Hippocastanum to have flying pains all over the body, like Pulsatilla Pulsatilla and Kali Carb Kali carb, flitting, sharp, shooting, tearing pains, flying from one part to another.

they seem at times to be scarcely more than skin deep. Sometimes they fly along the course of the nerves.

In almost every rubric of Aesculus Glabra Aesculus we shall find stitching and shooting; little twinges; wandering pains with fullness; almost every kind of disturbance will intensify e fullness.

Aesculus Glabra Aesculus then is a venous remedy, engorged and full, sometimes to bursting. Now, there is another feature I want to bring out. You will notice where congestion takes place that it is purple or blue in color.

Certain remedies produce a slight inflammation with a high degree of redness, everything is violent and rapid, but in this medicine things are slow; the activities are reduced, the heart is laboring and the veins are congested.

Introduction

A peculiar kind of plethora is found running through Aesculus Hippocastanum, a vascular fullness which affects the extremities and the whole body, and there are symptoms showing that the brain is similarly affected.