Aesculus glabra

Proving Symptoms of homeopathy medicine Aesculus Glabra, described by Richard Hughes in his book, A Cyclopedia of Drug Pathogenesis, published in 1895….


Aesculus glabra, Willd. Stinking Buckeye. Nat. Ord., Sapindacae.


1. Two of my pupils once attempted to prove the buckeye, but did not continue the experiments on account of the apparent gravity of the few symptoms which manifested themselves. It caused vertigo, with reeling like drunken men, with nausea with dimness of sight; fulness and heaviness of head; confusion of idea; “a confused stupor;” thickness of speech; loathing of food; cramp in tendency to contraction of legs; constipation. (HALE, New Remedies, 2nd end. sub voce.).

Poisoning of Animals

The general symptoms observed in cattle which have eaten of the fruit are distension of stomach the abdomen, realign and staggering, apparent loss of sight, falling, paralysis of hunger extremities. In one case of palsy from it there was wry-neck, with convulsion and fixed eyes, ending in death. The fruit is used to stupefy fish by the Indians. (Ibid.).

Richard Hughes
Dr. Richard Hughes (1836-1902) was born in London, England. He received the title of M.R.C.S. (Eng.), in 1857 and L.R.C.P. (Edin.) in 1860. The title of M.D. was conferred upon him by the American College a few years later.

Hughes was a great writer and a scholar. He actively cooperated with Dr. T.F. Allen to compile his 'Encyclopedia' and rendered immeasurable aid to Dr. Dudgeon in translating Hahnemann's 'Materia Medica Pura' into English. In 1889 he was appointed an Editor of the 'British Homoeopathic Journal' and continued in that capacity until his demise. In 1876, Dr. Hughes was appointed as the Permanent Secretary of the Organization of the International Congress of Homoeopathy Physicians in Philadelphia. He also presided over the International Congress in London.