AEsculus hippocastanum, L. (Horse-chestnut.) Natural order Sapindaceae. A tincture is prepared from the fresh, ripe, hulled nuts.
Most marked on lower bowel (engorged haemorrhoidal veins). Excessive pains in back and hips. Irritation of mucous membrane of throat.
Allies – Aloe, Baptisia, Belladonna, Berberis, Diosc., nitricum acidum, Phyto., Podophyllum, Sulphur
Tearing in back, r. side and shoulders. Pain on walking; walking erect. Soreness; on motion; on waking; of arm, back, lower limbs (<) small of back; morning on waking, (<) calves thighs, back, shoulders, neck, upper limbs and chest. Fulness; of dependent parts. Heart, lungs, stomach and brain feel as if too full of blood. Malaise; with dull stupefying feeling in head. Disinclined to rise after waking. Weakness; from walking; in joints; as from walking far. Faintness. Joints stiff. Amelioration from eructation.
Inability to fix attention. Cheerfulness, Clearness, with light feeling in anterior lobes, but heaviness and dullness in occiput. Confusion. Feeling as if death were impending during the darting pain in trachea, followed by exalted condition of brain and nervous system. Disinclination to work. Gloomy forebodings. Irritability. Memory lost. Sadness. Stupidity. Thoughts rapid. Unconsciousness on waking.
Clinical The patients, as a rule, are despondent and irritable.
Aching; dull here and there, especially in r. temple and occiput, then dull stitches in forehead and temple. Feeling of a board upon it. Confusion; with vertigo. Heaviness; dull, especially in region of r. ear. Intoxicated feeling. Vertigo; afternoon; with balancing in head. Forehead. Aching; with fluent coryza; with constrictive feeling in skin of forehead; as during cold in head; flying, and in temples; neuralgic. Pressure; with nausea. Throbbing in eminence. Aching over l. eye; over r. eye. Region of causality, neuralgic pain., r. darting towards l., with constriction in skin of forehead; uneasiness l. Sinus, fulness.
Temples. Aching l., acute, r., with soreness; flying dullness. Stitches, l., with nausea. Vertex. Fulness; and pressure. Parietal, aching above r. temple. Occiput Aching, with flushes of heat in integument of occiput, nape and shoulders; extending to ears. Bruised feeling, with lameness in nape. Heaviness. Pressure on cerebellum. Scalp. Hyperaesthesia. Soreness of r. side from lying on it.
Heat. Pain, light and giddy in r. when near light; shooting pain in l. Smarting. Twitching r. Weight. Deep-seated burning and stinging in l. orbit, as if pain surrounded ball, with coldness in eye. Twitching of lids. Tries to keep from winking. Burning in inner canthi. Lachrymation. Eye-ball sore. Pupils dilated, contracting slowly. Vision. Flickering. Illusions.
Burning. Fulness. Pressure about r.
Coryza; with cool feeling on inspiration; with fulness in nose and forehead; with pressure in forehead, especially at root of nose and forehead; with pressure in forehead, especially at root of nose; fluent, with frontal headache; fluent, with twisting in front part of nose. Drawing in right nostril as in coryza. Mucus more watery; l. nostril full of thick mucus. Pain, shooting. Sensitiveness to inspired air. Sneezing. Feeling as after snuff. Soreness and fulness. Pain in r. bone; pressure in l. bone. Mucous membrane, sensitiveness, causing a cold feeling; swollen sensation. Pressure at root. Posterior nares dry; also palate; stinging and burning, and in soft palate.
Flushed after rubbing. Pale, miserable appearance. Twitching of muscles under l. eye Lips feel hot.
Teeth. Oily feeling. Pain in sound. Tongue. Coat thick yellow; dirty white. Pain sharp, biting. Scalded feeling; with constriction of fauces. Swollen feeling. Uncontrollable, causing inability to speak long words distinctly. Tip, biting and stinging; soreness. Mouth. Burning; and in oesophagus. Dryness; and in pharynx, with soreness. Scraping, irritation or burning, extending to stomach. Salivation; with oily taste; with coppery taste. Taste bitter; flat like licorice; metallic; slimy; sweet. Submaxillary glands, increased secretion. Parotid glands sore when exposed to wind.
Acrid feeling. Biting. Congestion. Inspired air feels cooler. Constriction (Baptisia); with dull pain on each side of tonsils. Burning; when swallowing. Dryness (Belladonna); after eating; increase of dry feeling, then secretion of mucus; with contraction. Excoriation (Phyto.). Formication. Feeling as if something had lodged in it. Mucus, causing cough. Pain (>) eating a grape; sharp, biting pain; pain as if burnt. Pricking and pressing, with fulness in epigastrium and eructations. Raw feeling. Shooting. Soreness in forenoon, (>) in afternoon. Stinging. Swallowing difficult; inclined to swallow, with dryness and stiffness in throat (Belladonna), with pain in tonsils, with neuralgic pain in fauces. Tickling causing cough. Upper part, fulness: Pharynx dryness; irritated feeling, and in mouth. Tonsils and soft palate congested; with aching. OEsophagus, burning; constricted, scraped feeling; and in throat, causing disposition to hawk; dryness.
Clinical Is a valuable remedy for follicular inflammation of the posterior wall of the pharynx, with the symptoms above emphasized; it is to be compared especially with Phytolacca.
Appetite little. Increased; with sick feeling in stomach. Eructations; of air; of air with waterbrash; of mucus; periodical, of viscid mucus. Nausea; with burning and salivation; with eructations; with ineffectual urging to stool. Retching Violent vomiting. Stomach aching and rumbling; aching extending downward. Burning; as if it contained water. Cutting. Distress; with pain in bowels; in epigastrium; distress, with nausea; burning, in epigastric region, and in umbilical region, with aching in lumbar region, (<) walking; burning, in cardiac portion. Dyspepsia. Faintness in pit. Fulness; after eating; in epigastrium. Fluttering in pit. Fulness; at epigastrium. Gnawing and emptiness in morning. Griping in epigastrium. Flatulent griping from stomach to umbilical region. Heat; in epigastrium. Pain after eating; in epigastrium; about and below pyloric extremity; acute; burning; in pyloric portion; dull, in cardiac portion; extending to r. lobe of liver; below pit, causing faint feeling; neuralgic in region. Pressure as from a stone at pit, with labored breathing.
Twisting at pit.
Distention; (>) by general sweat. Rumbling. Emission of flatus; fetid; with griping. Cramplike contraction before stool. Cramp. Constriction. Griping at each inspiration. Pinching before stool. Pain alternating with pain in chest; P. extending to small of back; flying. Soreness on touch. Distress. Feeling as after severe diarrhoea. Burning.
Stitches in r. hypochondrium; in l.; deep-seated above r. hip. Pinching in r. hypochondrium. Aching in hypochondria; through to back, (<) by inspiration; in r., by walking; in lower lobe of liver; r. lower lobe of liver; r. lobe of liver; in region of gall-bladder (Diosc.) shifting, in l. hypochondrium. Soreness in r. hypochondrium (Bry). Fulness in r. hypochondrium (Podophyllum) Distress in liver. Umbilical region, fine stitches; cutting; pinching below umbilicus; pain; pain after stool; pain after difficult stool, and in hypogastric region; soreness; distress, and in hypogastric region, with urging to stool and rumbling; burning distress. Rumbling in hypogastrium. Cutting in l. groin. Pain in hypogastric region. Neuralgic pain in r. groin.
Clinical The action of this drug on the liver associated with engorged portal circulation, especially in large haemorrhoids, is extremely marked; see symptoms above and compare with Podophyllum
Burning after stool (Aloe, Nit.ac., Sulphur). Constriction; after stool. Dryness; with heat (Aloe); followed by moisture. Fulness. Itching and dryness (Sul.) with stiffness of skin and adjacent cellular tissue. Feeling as if mucous membrane were thick and obstructed stool, and as if rectum would protrude if the effort were continued. Pressure; with inclination to stool and eructations. Soreness; with sensation as if something would pass of all the time. Feeling as if full of small sticks (Acid nitricum) Anus. Extreme flow of blood to, from rubbing. Burning (Sul. Nit ac. Aloe). sphincter unable to contract. Cutting after stool (Aloe). Fulness (Aloe); after walking, with itching. Heat (Sul.). Pain. Pressure (Sul.) Prolapsus; prolapsed feeling after stool; prolapsed feeling, with backache. Raw feeling. Soreness (Berberis). Urging to stool with every eructation; with stool; after stool; with distress in umbilical and hypogastric regions, and rumbling; with desire to remain long at stool; with shivering; constant; constant, with pain in r.hypochondrium and stomach. Ineffectual.
Clinical For protruding, purple piles with the symptoms noted this drug has been found extremely valuable, and for these troubles it has won its greatest laurels; especially associated with them and almost characteristic of the drug are the severe pains in the sacrum and small of back and the fulness in the region of the liver.
Black and soft; first part black and hard, last part almost as white as milk, then tearing in anus. Copious and soft, followed by burning and feeling of swelling and constriction in rectum. First half dark, rest light. Diarrhoea; of ingesta. Difficult; then soreness, aching and fulness in rectum; difficult and dry; and scanty; and large, hard then pain and feeling as if anus protruded. Frequent. Hard; with soreness of anus. Knotty. Light- colored. Liquid; preceded by griping. Mixed in character. Mushy, with pain in lumbar region. Omitted. Rope-like. Scanty. Small. Thin.
Frequent. Urging to. Urine dark, scanty. Hot. Increased in amount. Retained.
Pain. Penis, dull and heavy shooting pain through or near belt. Testicles; drawing l.; soreness. Leucorrhoea.
Glottis and pharyngo-laryngeal mucous membrane dry and stiff. Larynx dry (Belladonna); and tickling; scraping, and in pharynx; tickling, causing cough, with mucous expectoration. Trachea, throbbing, darting pain, causing tickling. Cough; dry; dry hacking, from constriction of fauces, with irritation of epiglottis. Expectoration frequent; thick, then watery mucus; ropy mucus; sweetish mucus. Respiration labored.
Constriction; in lower part. Burning distress. Heat in; with coldness rising up. Pain in r. lung on motion upward and downward when breathing; pain, alternating with pain in abdomen; pain as if stone lay on pit of stomach. Raw feeling. Shooting pain in sternum. Soreness in and over lungs, with rush of blood, on full inspiration. Stitches l.; then r.; in l. side; in lower lobe of l. lung, (>) passing urine. Pain in sternum as if a piece were torn out. Tightness. Twitching, to l. shoulder. Warmth.
Burning in region. Pain in apex; acute pain in apex; burning in apex; darting in region, with fulness and palpitation; neuralgic, in apex; neuralgic, in region, arresting breath. Palpitation; periodical; periodical, with anxiety. Stitches in region. Twitching over region. Pulse accelerated; soft and weak.
Neck and Back
Neck.-Glands enlarged and sore to touch. Lameness and weariness in nape. Pains; in nape; dull, heavy in nape. Soreness, with pricking. Back.-Aching; (<) moving; between shoulders; in small of back (Berberis, Phyto.), (<) motion (Phyto.); in sacrum and hips (Berberis), (<) walking and stooping; making it difficult to get up after sitting. Distress in dorsal region. Lameness and weariness in small of back; lameness and strained feeling in r. lumbar region, extending to gluteal muscle. Pain; between shoulders; lumbar region; small of back and hips when getting up, (>) motion; sacrum; in lumbosacral region, and on stooping; sacral and lower lumbar region, and on stooping; sacral and lower lumbar region, after difficult stool. Stiffness. Stitches. Tearing in small of back and hips when walking (Berberis). Weariness.
Clinical These pronounced symptoms of the back are usually associated with haemorrhoids, but the drug has also been used for lumbago not associated with any hepatic or haemorrhoidal disease; even dysmenorrhoea with the peculiar sacro-iliac pains has been relieved.
Heaviness. Spasms. Nails blue. Stretching. Shoulders pain. Arms, aching; neuralgic pain; paralysis of r.; tearing and jerking of r. Forearms, numbness with prickling; darting pain in l. Cannot control muscles to write well. Hands, pricking after washing; stinging. Tottering. Limbs ache When weight of body rests on them: Knees ache. Legs ache; weak. Calves sore. Tendo-achillis sore. Feet swell; after walking. Corns sore.
Formication in front of temple; on nose. Fulness, as from too much blood i body. Gooseskin. Itching all over, especially around waist; itching of testicles. Redness and flying heat of l. side of face, red spot on forehead from pressure of hat; large red spots on face on rubbing after washing.
Yawning; constant. Sleepiness; stupefying. Frequent waking. Dreams distressing; dreams that he is fighting in a battle; that he saw a man in his room.
Chilliness; from riding in cool air; of skin, when cold air strikes it, with chattering of teeth. Rigors. Heat; general; of head; integuments of occiput, extending to ears; burning of l. cheek; hands hot and dry; burning of palms and soles; skin hot and dry; in flashes over body; flying, before eructations. General sweat, with decline of abdominal distension.