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Aesculus Hippocastanum -Horse Chestnut

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Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut)

The  most  salient  feature  of  Aesculus  Hippocastanum  is  mental confusion.   Physical and mental fatigue can naturally result in some sort of mental confusion and restlessness but in Aesculus, the mental confusion is aggravated by sleep.  On waking up in the morning, the patient is confused and disorientated as to where  he is and what is going on around him.  A healthy person can also feel lost in a strange place following a journey, but this confusion is very short-lived. In the Aesculus  patient,  the  mental  confusion  is  very  prolonged.    The memory is weak, and there is feeling of anger or grief along with a dislike for every kind of activity.
The Aesculus children have poor memory.  They are angry by nature and if they are startled in sleep, and if treated harshly, they can go into mental shock and  become unconscious.    Sometimes, it can lead to epilepsy.    Aesculus is not only for children, but it can be used in patients of all ages.
Congestion  of   the   eyes   is   a   very   salient   sign   of   Aesculus Hippocastanum.  This is due to the weakness of the blood vessels of the eyes.   The eyes become red on slight increase of pressure.  Some Homeopaths call it the  piles of the eyes.   The eyes feel heavy and watery.  The eyelids and the area below the left eye exhibit itching of the small muscles and the eyeballs hurt.
An Aesculus patient generally feels cold.   Pain is alleviated by heat application.Pains fleet around the whole body, as in Pulsatilla. However, the Pulsatilla  symptoms however are aggravated by heat, and cold relieves them.    The Pulsatilla  patient has the tendency to remain grieved, but with a mild temperament.  The Aesculus patient also inclines to be in a state of grief, but is hot-tempered and  feels better by heat.
In an Aesculus patient, the back constantly feels weak and tired. The backbone also is weak.  The patient staggers on walking due to the weakness of the back and legs.  He finds it difficult to stand up after sitting down.  There is pain between the shoulders and back of the neck.  The pain in the right shoulder and the chest gets worse on deep inbreathing.  Hands and feet burn and hands become red on washing them.  There is a fleeting type of stiffness and aching of the joints.  There are lightning spells of a piercing type of pain, which get better with heat application.  All these symptoms are in the domain of Aesculus Hippocastanum.
In Aesculus, there is a unique kind of piles consisting of large, bluish warts, like  bunches of grapes, associated with severe burning.   The pain becomes worse on standing and walking.  There is burning at the anus and dryness and a feeling as if some small sticks are lodged in the rectum.   Stools are hard, dry and are passed  with difficulty and after defecation, there is intense pain.
In Aesculus, kidney pain is also very evident especially in the left kidney. Urination is frequent, scanty and associated with burning. Urine is dark-coloured.
Women experience severe backache, weakness during the menses and a  feeling of sagging of the uterus that is typical in Aesculus. Leucorrhoea is dark yellow coloured and thick and sticky.
In Aesculus, there are symptoms related to the heart also, such as burning pain over the heart, rapid heartbeat, pulsating blood vessels, and a feeling of heat over the chest.
Other features  of  Aesculus  are  a  feeling  of  constant  discomfort, burning and severe nausea after food intake.  Digestion is weak.  A heavy feeling of the stomach as if there is a weight on it, food turning acidic, excessive sour belching, a metallic taste in the mouth, copious sticky sputum and a thick yellowish-white coating on the tongue are all characteristics of Aesculus Hippocastanum.  The throat feels hot, dry  and  sore.    While  swallowing,  the  pain  goes  to  the  ears.    In Aesculus Hippocastanum, the symptoms aggravate with cold, walking around, after eating and on getting up after sleep.  The discomfort of piles also gets worse in  cold weather. Lying down in the open, and rest relieve the symptoms.Aesculus  Hippocastanum  is  also  very  useful  in  varicose  veins.
Varicose veins commonly occur in women during pregnancy in the form of blue spider webs and distended tortuous veins which can be really bothersome.

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