Aesculus Hippocastanum

Aesculus Hippocastanum homeopathy medicine – drug proving symptoms from Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica by TF Allen, published in 1874. It has contributions from R Hughes, C Hering, C Dunham, and A Lippe….

  Common names: Horse Chestnut; (Germ). Rosskastanie; (Fr). Le marronnier d’Inde.


Aesculus Hippocastanum, L.Natural order: Sapindaceae.

Preparation: Trituration or tincture from the fresh fruit without the shell.


Great repugnance to the drug.Inward cheerfulness and placidity of temper.

Feeling very depressed and low-spirited.

Feeling very sad.

Feel dull, gloomy, and despondent.

Gloomy forebodings.

Extremely irritable; loses temper easy and gains control over it again but slowly.

Feels miserably cross.

Day before, when he had the darting pains in the trachea, he had a feeling as if death was impending; but this was followed by an exalted condition of brain and nervous system; thoughts flowed free, easy, and clear.

Thoughts rapid.

Mind clear.

“Mind very clear, with a light feeling of anterior lobes; posterior portion of head and cerebellum feel heavy and dull.

Mind cloudy.

Confusion of ideas; mind gets confused.

Very dull and stupid.

Disinclination to perform any labor.

Have not studied to-day.

Feel disinclined to study, and wanting rest.

Unable to fix his attention.

Loss of memory.

On waking (from sleep while sitting) cannot recognize what she sees; knows not where she is, nor whence came the objects about her.


Confusion of head.Sensation in head as if intoxicated.

Confused feeling in head, with giddiness.

Vertigo, quite troublesome.

Vertigo, very annoying all the afternoon.

Slight vertigo.

Vertigo, with sense of balancing in the head.

Headache general, throughout whole head.

Headache worse on stooping, or getting up from a chair.

Heat in head.

Headache all over, as if it would burst (during fever).

Pain and fullness in head, with stiffness in the neck and spine.

Fullness in head.

Severe headache, as if head would split.

Dull headache.

Brain feels dull and heavy.

Head feels heavy, dull, especially in region of right ear.

Dull pains in head, here and there, but principally in right temple and occiput, followed by dull stitches in the forehead and temple.

Heaviness of head.

Lancinating headache.

Slight frontal headache (in one hour).

Very severe frontal headache, all day.

Dull frontal headache.

Dull, heavy frontal headache, all day.

Dull frontal headache, with constrictive feeling of skin of forehead.

Dull frontal headache, with fluent coryza.

Dull weight in forehead.

Dull pressure in forehead, with slight feeling of nausea in stomach, followed immediately by stitches in right hypochondrium.

Aching in forehead; feeling in it as during cold in head.

Throbbing in right frontal eminence.

Neuralgic pain in region of causality (right), darts towards the left, with a constricted feeling of the skin of the forehead, followed by flying pains in the epigastric region of causality (right lower lobe of liver) (in one hour).

Slight uneasiness in region of left causality.

Occasional neuralgic pains in forehead and apex of heart.

Dull pain in forehead over right eye.

Headache over right eye (after one hour).

Pressure of hat on forehead leaves a large, red spot.

Frequent flying pains in forehead and temples all day.

Frequent flying pains through temples.

Pain and soreness at temporal region.

Sharp pressing pain in left temple.

Dull pain in left temple.

Quite severe pains in left temple.

Severe shooting pains in left temple.

Fine stitches in left temple, with slight feeling of nausea in stomach.

Head feels dull over temple.

Formication in the front of the temple.

Feeling as if she had a board upon the head.

Sensation of fullness in all the upper part of the head.

Headache in upper part of head; the pain is uniform and constant; the sensation that of the fullness and pressure rather than acute pain.

Quite severe pain in right side of head, above the temples.

A sore spot in right parietal bone, which, upon pressure, felt as if a knife were piercing through.

Back of head feels heavy.

Dull, heavy pressure on cerebellum.

Bruised feeling in the occiput, with feeling of lameness in back of neck.

Dull pain in occiput, extending to ears.

Dull pain in occiput, with flushes of heat in the integuments of the occiput, back of neck and shoulders.

Very severe lancinating headache at base of brain, as if too full.

Hyperaesthesia of scalp.

Soreness of right side of scalp (the side which rested on the pillow).


Eyes dull.Eyes clear.

Eyes of a pinkish hue.

Quivering of lids.

Twitching of lids. Tries to keep from winking.

Frequent twitching of muscles under left eye.

Heat in the eyes.

Severe smarting of the eyes.

Weight in the eyes.

Eyes heavy.

Jerking in right eye (after three and a half hours).

Shooting pain in left eye.

Light and giddy pain in right eye, while near light.

Burning and stinging deep in left orbit, as if the pain surrounded the ball of the left eye, with feeling of coldness in eye.

Painful aching over left eye.


Eyes filled with tears.

Burning in inner canthi.

Soreness of balls of eyes.

Pupils dilated; contract slowly.

She can read well at a distance; can read without spectacles, which she could never do before.

Flickering before eyes.

Optical illusions.


Burning in the ears.Fullness in both ears.

Pressure in region of right ear.


Dryness of posterior nares.Posterior nares empty; used to be full of mucus in morning.

Disposition to sneeze.


Thin mucus from nose, causing a frequent use of the pocket handkerchief.

Increased flow of mucus from nasal passages.

Profuse secretion of mucus in nostrils, with coryza.

Fluent coryza.

Much fluent coryza.

Frequent coryza.

Severe fluent coryza, (three hours after).

Fluent coryza, with the dull frontal headache.

Fluent coryza, with twisting sensation in the front part of the nose.

Coryza, with cool feeling in the nose on breathing in.

Coryza, profuse, with feeling of fullness of nose, pressure in forehead, as if he had taken cold.

Catarrh; fullness of nose, pressure in forehead, especially at root of nose.

Left nostril filled with thick mucus; right one empty.

Violent formication on the nose.

Fullness at root of nose (frontal sinus).

Pressure at root of nose.

Shooting pain in nose.

Nose feels sore and full.

Raw feeling throughout the whole nasal cavity.

Pain in right nasal bone.

Pressure in bone on left side of nose.

Burning in the nostril.

Stinging and burning in posterior nares and soft palate.

Sensation of swelling of the nasal mucous membrane, as if from taking cold.

Posterior nares and palate feel dry.

Feeling in nose as after a pinch of snuff.

Sensitiveness of the nasal mucous membrane, which causes a feeling as of coldness in the nose.

The nasal mucus becomes even more watery, the inspired air more felt.

Drawing in right nostril, as in violent coryza.

Dry feeling and sensation of heat in the nose, especially its tip, as when a severe coryza is about to come on.


Pale, miserable appearance.Looks ill.

Flush of blood to face soon after rubbing it. Ribbing after washing the face produces red spots under the skin.

Flying head and redness of left side of face.

Flying heat in left side of face.

Burning in left cheek.


Pain in sound teeth.Teeth feel as if covered with oil.

Tongue coated white.

Tongue slightly coated dirty-white.

Tongue coated yellowish-white.

Yellow coating on the tongue.

Tongue very much coated yellow.

Tongue covered with a light-brown coat.

Tongue feeling as if it had been scalded, with great constriction of fauces.

Tongue feels as if swollen.

Soreness of tip of tongue, like that produced by ulcers.

Sharp biting and stinging pain in tip of tongue and fauces.

Mucous surface of mouth and pharynx dry.

Dryness of soft palate.

Palate and posterior nares feel dry.

A quantity of thick, yellow phlegm in mouth.

Burning in mouth and oesophagus.

Flow of water into the mouth.

Rush of water into the mouth.

Collection of water in mouth compelling him to swallow.

Increase of saliva.


“I induced several other persons to make a few trials, but with no result, except increased salivation”.

Ptyalism, with an oily taste.

Coppery taste in mouth, with increased flow of saliva (in ten minutes).

Foul taste in mouth.

Sweetish taste.

Sweetish taste, as after taking dulcamara.

Sweet taste, like liquorice.

Sweet taste, with dryness of larynx.

Sweet, flat, slimy taste in mouth.

The taste, which was at first bitter, becomes sweet.

The taste, which was at first, in tensely bitter, and is peculiarly unpleasant and nauseous; the bitter taste is soon displaced by a pleasant, sweetish flavor, very similar to that of ordinary liquorice-root; this sweet taste remains about an hour.

Bitter taste.

Bitter, burning taste (of the drug), acting as an astringent on the mouth and oesophagus.

Flat, bitter taste in the mouth.

Flat, slimy taste in mouth.

Metallic taste in mouth.

The taste of the drug remained in the mouth several hours.

Unable to articulate long words distinctly; cannot control the tongue so as to form the words aright.


The mucus secreted in the throat becomes thinner.The mucus becomes watery.

Hawks up ropy mucus.

Frequent call to expectorate mucus.

Hawks up thick mucus.

Hawking of thick, afterwards of watery mucus.

Mucus ropy, with a sweetish taste.

The mucus in throat excites cough.

Increase of secretion from the submaxillary glands.

Dryness of the throat.

Dryness of the throat after eating.

Painful dryness of throat, lasting six hours.

Dryness and contraction of throat.

Dryness and burning in throat, with sweetish taste.

Throat dry, as if it was scraped and swollen.

Dryness of back part of throat.

Feeling of dryness and roughness of throat as from taking cold.

Dryness in the throat, with scraping sensation during expectoration.

Sensation of dryness in throat and pharynx.

Burning in throat.

Violent burning in throat, with raw feeling there.

Burning in throat; at one time slight, at another severe (after a quarter of an hour).

Throat felt hot; worse on left side.

Pain in throat, as if burnt.

All the throat was excoriated, and it was constricted.

Raw feeling in throat.

Immediately on taking the drug, there is a sensation of scraping, irritation, or burning, extending from the mouth to the stomach; it usually passes off in an hour or two; it remains longer in the stomach than in the throat.

Irritation of the throat and oesophagus, a sort of constricted, scraped sensation, causing a disposition to hawk, occurred about an hour after taking the drug, and continued for several hours.

Scraping sensation in throat, exciting cough.

Constant shooting and raw pain in throat.

Sore throat, quite troublesome in the forenoon; none in the afternoon.

Sore throat, which was inflamed.

Tickling in throat, causing cough.

Sensation as if the air breathed in were colder.

Contractive pain in throat (five minutes).

Contractive pain, with burning in throat.

Fullness of upper part of throat.

Pressure in the pit of the throat, as if something had stuck there which required to be expelled.

Increased pain in throat after eating a grape.

Dryness in soft palate.

Great congestion of tonsil and soft palate.

Tonsils and soft palate very much congested, but no enlargement.

Severe congestion of tonsils and soft palate, with a constant aching distress in them.

Constant aching distress in tonsils.

Inflamed tonsils.

Tonsils of a fiery red color, and much swollen.

Both tonsils swollen, and of a fiery red color.

Dry, burning sensation of fauces and palate.

Fauces and oesophagus very dry.

Mucous surface of pharynx and mouth dry.

Pharynx and mouth feel irritated.

Dull pressing and pricking in fauces, with sensation of fullness in epigastrium, with empty eructations, followed immediately by burning in stomach and bowels (in a half hour).

Fauces congested.

Constrictive feeling very dry and constricted.

Great constriction of fauces, with tongue feeling as if it had been scalded.

Fauces feel constricted, with frequent dull pains on each side of the tonsils; they look very dark, with frequent dull pains on each side of the tonsils; they look very dark and congested.

Sharp, biting pain in the fauces and tip of tongue.

Violent formication in the fauces.

Heat down the oesophagus.

Burning in oesophagus and mouth.

Inclination to swallow.

Frequent inclination to swallow.

Frequent inclination to swallow, with dull pain in tonsil.

Frequent inclination to swallow, with frequent neuralgic pains in fauces.

Frequent inclination to swallow, with great dryness of fauces.

Frequent inclination to swallow, with constant aching distress in tonsils and fauces.

Frequent inclination to swallow, with severe constrictive feeling in the fauces.

Constant desire to swallow, with feeling of dryness and stiffness of throat when swallowing.

Feeling as if something had lodged in the fauces that produced a constant inclination to swallow.

In the evening, throat sore, swollen, and painful on deglutition.

When swallowing, burning like fire.

Left tonsil very much swollen and painful on deglutition.

Deglutition difficult.


Good appetite.Increase off appetite, with sick feeling in stomach all day.

Appetite less than normal.

Appetite but little.

No appetite.

Very thirty (in fever).

No thirst during chill or fever, but rather an increase of saliva.


Empty eructation.

Occasional eructation.

Eructation of wind.

Frequent eructation of wind.

Frequent eructation of air.

Frequent eructations of wind, with water-brash.

Occasional eructation of wind.

Belching of wind.

Eructation, with relief.

Great eructation of mucus.

Periodical eructation viscid mucus.

Eructation of thick mucus.


Nausea, retching (after a few minutes).

Nausea (inclination to vomit).

Nausea (immediately after).

Constant nausea.

Nausea immediately, and continuing all the afternoon.

Nausea; the thought of the medicine is unbearable.

Slight nausea.

Slight nausea, with empty eructations.

Nausea immediately, with ineffectual attempts to evacuate the bowels.

Nausea three hours after tea.

Nausea in stomach, with slight burning and increased flow of saliva.

Nausea; it is transient, recurring at short intervals, and usually disappears in about half an hour.

Inclination to vomit (after one and a half hours).


Violent vomiting.

A great deal of distress in stomach.

Considerable pain in the stomach for four or five hours after eating, which continues till after taking food again.

Stomach and bowels distress him very much.

Constant distress in stomach, with frequent pains through through bowels.

Constant pain in stomach and right lower lobe of liver.

Frequent sharp pains in the region of the stomach and apex of heart.

For the last two or three hours there has been a constant, very severe pain about and just below the pyloric extremity of the stomach.

Burning in stomach.

Burning in stomach; feels as if it contained warm water.

Constant burning distress in stomach.

Dull burning distress in stomach.

Slept well; but woke three times and found I had a dull burning pain in stomach.

Constant dull burning pain in the pyloric portion of the stomach.

Severe burning distress in stomach (superior cardiac portion).

Constant and severe burning distress in the stomach, with inclination to vomit.

Constant and very severe burning in stomach and bowels; very hard to endure the burning distress.

Constant burning distress in stomach and bowels, with severe fluttering sensation in pit of stomach, lasting five minutes at a time; came on five different times.

Constant and severe burning in the stomach, with a very severe backache in the lumbar region.

Heat in stomach and thorax.

Heartburn (for half an hour).

Tenderness and soreness of stomach.

Aching and rumbling in stomach.

The aching in stomach extends downwards.

Constant dull pain in the cardiac portion of stomach.

Early in morning, a feeling of gnawing and emptiness in stomach.

My stomach felt as if it would fall down into the intestines.

Fullness of stomach (in half and hour).

Distension was the only sign which told me to stop eating.

After eating, the stomach feels full, as if the walls were greatly thickened.

Cutting stomachache.


Comfortable feeling in stomach.

Slight pain in epigastrium.

Constant burning distress in the epigastric and umbilical regions, with a very severe aching pain in the lumbar region, very painful when trying to walk.

Constant burning, aching distress in the epigastric region, with constant dull, aching pains in the right hypochondriac region.

Great constant dull, aching pains in the right hypochondriac region.

Great heat in internal organs, or near the epigastrium.

Soreness of epigastrium.

Fullness at epigastrium.

Periodical tightness in the scrobiculus cordis, with labored breathing.

A quick, severe griping pain in the epigastric region; continues about half an hour (in a few minutes).

Experienced a severe griping pain in the epigastrium a few minutes after taking the drug; it continued till he fell asleep- about half an hour; it extended from stomach to umbilical region, and appeared to be produced by flatus, as there was, at the same time, quite a perceptible sensation of motion in the bowels.

Twisting in the scrobiculus cordis.

Pressure as from a stone in the pit of the stomach.

Constant dull and very severe aching pain just below the pit of the stomach, which produces a very weak, faint feeling; it is very hard to endure the distress.


Pain in the hypochondria through to the back, especially on inspiring.Dull, pressing pain in left hypochondrium.

Tenderness in right hypochondriac region.

Fullness of right hypochondriac region.

Frequent dull, hypochondriac region.

Fine stitching in left hypochondrium.

Constant dull, aching pain in left hypochondrium.

Constant dull, aching pain in left hypochondrium, and region of gall-bladder.

Dull shifting pain in left hypochondriac region.

Constant dull pains in right hypochondriac region, aggravated by walking.

Pinching pain in right hypochondriac, with colic.

Constant dull aching distress in right lower lobe of liver.

Great deal of distress in liver and epigastrium.

Constant, quite severe aching pain from the pit of the stomach to the right lower lobe of the liver.

Pain in the region of the spleen.

Shooting in right side above the hip, deeply seated.

Stitches in abdomen on left side, below the ribs.

Pain at umbilicus.

Burning, aching distress at umbilicus.

Soreness at umbilicus.

Fine pricking pains around the umbilicus.

Dull pain in the umbilical region.

Constant dull pain in region off navel.

Constant dull, aching distress in the umbilical region, with a very severe headache.

Dull pains in umbilicus; sometimes they are very sharp.

Colicky pain at the umbilicus (following hard, dry stool).

There have been frequent pains in the umbilical and hypogastric regions all day, but not very severe.

Great distress in the umbilical and hypogastric regions, and very urgent desire for stool, with rumbling in bowels.

Pinching below navel.

Distension of abdomen.

Rumbling of bowels.

Frequent rumbling in bowels.

Rumbling in bowels for a quarter of an hour, without pain.

Borborygmus and flatus, which was fetid.

Much wind in bowels.

Fetid flatus.

Frequent expulsion of flatus.

Discharge of flatus, with griping in bowels.

Constant, very severe burning in (stomach and) bowels, with severe fluttering sensation in pit of stomach, lasting five minutes at a time (came fifteen different days).

Constant and very severe burning in (stomach and, bowels; very hard to endure to burning distress.

Bowels and stomach distress him very much.

Abdomen tender to touch.

Bowels feel as if he had a severe diarrhoea.

Constrictive feeling in the bowels.

Cramp-like contraction of the bowels, followed by a stool (fourth time).

Cramp in the bowels.

At each inspiration, griping of the bowels.

Motions preceded by pinching in the bowels.

Flying pain in bowels.

Rumbling in hypogastrium, with cutting pains around the umbilicus.

Cutting in left inguinal region.

Severe neuralgic pain in right inguinal region.

Stool and Anus.

Fullness of colon; must have stool.Fullness of rectum.

Great pressure in rectum.

Pressure in rectum, with inclination to stool, with empty eructations.

Feeling of constriction in rectum.

Sensation of dryness of the rectum.

Dryness and itching in the rectum, with feeling of stiffness of the skin and adjacent cellular tissue, continuing for several days.

Dryness of the passage for several days, followed by secretion of moisture.

Dry, uncomfortable feeling in the rectum, which feels as if it were filled with small sticks.

Excessive dryness of the rectum, with feeling of heat.

For several days following, there was a sensation as if the mucous membrane of the rectum was thickened and obstructed the passage of feces.

Feeling in rectum as though folds of the mucous membrane obstructed the passage, and as if, were the effort continued, the rectum would protrude.

The dryness of the rectum is followed by increased secretion of mucus.

Dryness and soreness of the rectum.

Soreness of rectum, with increased secretion of mucus.

Soreness of rectum, with increased secretion of mucus.

Soreness, burning, and itching at anus.

Great burning and itching at anus.

Burning, pressure, itching, and fullness at anus.

Burning, itching and protrusion of anus.

Some heat in anus, with itching.

Great soreness of anus.

Anus sore.

Row feeling in anus.

Severe aching pain in the anus.

Dull aching pain at anus.

Fullness and itching at the anus, after walking a mile.

Severe cutting pain in anus, with colicky pain in umbilicus, following after very hard and dry stool.

Itching in the anus.

Rubbing will produce extreme flow of blood to anus.

Prolapsed feeling of the anus after a hard stool.

Feeling as if a portion of the anus was prolapsed, with dull backache.

Prolapsed feeling of the anus, after a stool of about natural consistence. About half an inch of protrusion, which he is unable to push up.

Sphincter ani unable to contract.

Tumors of a hemorrhoidal character, very sore, and of a dark purple color.

Appearance of Hemorrhoids, like ground nuts, of a purple color, very painful, and with sensation of burning (never had hemorrhoids before).

Constant urging to stool (after two hours).

Very urgent desire for stool, and great distress in umbilical and hypogastric region, with rumbling in bowels.

Constant inclination to go to stool, and the rectum seems swollen.

Great desire for a stool.

Desire to go to stool each time wind was eructated.

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.