AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM…

General Action

      Is chiefly associated in our minds with severe haemorrhoidal symptoms. Large purple piles protrude with soreness, a feeling of sticks in the anus; the piles rarely bleed; with this condition we find severe pain in the sacral region and hips aggravated by motion, also soreness and fulness over the liver and gastric disturbances.

The throat symptoms are numerous and point toward a follicular inflammation similar to that commonly associated with gastric and hepatic derangements.

The head is dull, the mind dull and distrait, with general sick feeling.

The backache has led to its successful administration in engorgement of the female organs with leucorrhoea (compare especially Aloes).


      Malaise. Soreness of the flesh. Fulness of various parts as if engorged with blood.


      Dullness. Unable to fix the attention. Depressed and gloomy. Irritable.


      Confusion. Pressure in forehead with nausea.


      Feel heavy and hot with lachrymation.


      Fulness at root. Sneezing and some symptoms of acute coryza.


      Pale and sickly looking.


      General scalded feeling. Taste metallic. Salivation. Tongue thickly coated, yellowish.


      Dryness. Burning. Contraction. Raw, with difficult swallowing and stiffness.


      Nausea, retching and vomiting. Burning. Eructations. Pain extending to the liver. Pressure as from a stone.


      Soreness, fulness and distress in the region of the liver. Whole abdomen sore to the touch. Flatulence, fetid.

Rectum and Anus

      Burning after stool. Dryness, heat. Mucous membrane seems swollen and obstructs the passage. Anus feels full of small sticks. Fulness, burning, itching, soreness, pressure and a prolapsed feeling in the anus.


      Generally large and hard, followed by feeling of prolapsus of rectum.


      Frequent; urine hot, scanty.

Sexual Organs, Female

      Leucorrhoea (compare symptoms of sacrum and back).

Respiratory Organs

      Cough (dry), tickling, from the larynx or faces. Expectoration sweetish, ropy. Chest feels raw. Pain in right lung on breathing. Tightness.


      Pain from nape to sacrum. Lameness in small of back, involving sacrum and hips, aggravated by motion, and especially on stooping; can scarcely get up after sitting. Tearing in small of back and hips on walking.


      General aching, stretching and soreness of the flesh.


      Constant yawning and sleepiness.

TF Allen
Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)

Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.