Aesculus Hippocastanum(Aesc)


Homeopathic Remedy Aesculus Hippocastanum (Aesc)

Common Name :  Horse-chestnut, Conker Tree, Chestnut bud (Bach Flower)

Kingdom : Plants

Family: Sapindaceae

Habitat: In all temperate climates.

Stage : Acute

Side : Right

Miasm : Psoric, Sycotic

Thermal State : Hot

Action : OnlyPolycrest

Thirst : Thirsty, Thirstless

Appetite : Reduced

Sensitivity : Low, High

Moon Phases : First Quarter, Full Moon

Time Phases : Morning, Noon, Afternoon, Night


-Tincture of ripe kernel.

-Trituration of dry kernel.

-Tincture of fruit with capsule.


This agent, through its action upon the portal vein, produces congestion of the hemorrhoidal vessels, and there results an inflammation of the rectum and anus, with piles in their worst form.

PHYSIOLOGICAL ACTION: Colon, rectum, anus- congestion and haemorrhoids.


This remedy is indicated in cases of portal congestion and HEMORRHOIDS with a constant aching pain in the sacro-lumbar region, which affects the sacrum and hips, so that he makes several painful efforts before he can get up.

The hemorrhoidal tumors project from the rectum. They are of a bluish – purple, are accompanied with sharp, shooting, cutting pains and severe aching in the sacral region.

In PROSTATITIS it relieves the dryness and heat that are present in some cases, when it feels as though the parts were full of sticks, or there are knife – like pains shooting up the rectum; the mucous membrane is of a purplish color, but rarely bleeds; at times the pain is so severe in the anus that the patient cannot endure it without screams and groans.

It has a most favorable action upon a dull BACKACHE; the pain is most intense in the sacro – lumbar region. It feels as though the back would break. He makes many painful efforts before he can get up and the back gives out when walking or stooping forward, so that he must sit or lie down JAUNDICE has yielded to it when there was throbbing in the abdominal and pelvic cavities, and there are indications of abdominal and pelvic congestions.

There may be connected with the hepatic congestion and lameness of the back, a leucorrhoea, or a spinal exhaustion in which the legs are so weak he can hardly walk, or the anus and legs may feel as though they were paralyzed.

The urine is dark and muddy, or high colored, and is hot and scalding. The patient feels best while at rest, and is made worse from walking and from movement of the bowels.

Aesculus Hippocastanum (Aesc) is indicated-

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 < walking < stooping.

A/F [ Aliment From] :

-Deranged liver.

-Reflex from piles.



< Morning on waking

< Any motion

< Walking

< After eating

< Afternoon

< Standing


> Cool, open air

> Bleeding (piles)

> Summer

> Continued exertion


-Loses temper easily, gains control slowly, miserably cross ( Cham ).

-All mental symptoms < on waking; viz. delusions, inability to recognize relatives, anxiety, confusion of the mind, sadness or mental depression.

-Dullness or sluggishness.

-Depressed and irritable.


-Attempts to escape from the window.


-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.


Dry, aching in rectum with feeling as if full of small sticks.

Haemorrhoids blind painful, purplish, with severe lumbosacral backache (alternates with lumbago – Aloe)

Follicular pharyngitis, dry throat with stitching pain.

Throbbing in the abdominal or pelvic cavities.


-Action marked on lower bowel, producing engorged haemorrhoidal veins, with characteristic backache, with absence of actual constipation.

Much pain with little bleeding.

-Venous stasis.

-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.


– Haemorrhoids- purplish, painful, rarely bleeding, with heaviness and lameness in sacro-iliac regions.


– 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.


Follows Well : Coll, Nux-v, Sulph.

Compare : Aesc-g, Aloe, Coll, Merc, Nux-v, Podo, Sulph.

Similar : Aloe, Coll, Merc, Nux-v, Podo, Sulph.

Antidoted By : Nux-v.

Duration Of Action : 30 Days.

Preparations :

The Mother tincture is prepared from the ripe, fresh, hulled nut. Dilutions from the tincture. The bark and fruit yield a bitter principle called Aesculin.

Dosage : Of the Mother tincture 1 – 5 m HOMEO., 3x.

Clinical Tips : Aesculus is useful after Nux Vomica and Sulphur have improved but failed to cure piles

Condition : Hemorrhoids

Organ : Rectum

System : Disorders of the gastro intestinal system.

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