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Aesculus Hippocastanum

Treating proctological and circulatory diseases with Aesculus Hippocastanum

Extracted from the horse-chestnut or conker tree, more specifically from its fruit, Aesculus Hippocastanum (also the scientific name of the tree) is a homoeopathic remedy that is widely used in the fields of proctology and angiology. The horse-chestnut or conker tree is a relatively common plant, especially in urban areas, where it is even possible to find it in public gardens. It is a tree that can live up to 300 years and reach a height of 30 meters. In homoeopathy, Aesculus Hippocastanum is an effective remedy against very painful haemorrhoids that are  accompanied by heavy fatigue as well as disorders of the digestive system.

Indications in proctology

Proctology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the colon, rectum and anus. The proctological diseases that are mainly treated with Aesculus Hippocastanum are haemorrhoids. In fact, the remedy is especially recommended in case of severe haemorrhoids that are accompanied by back pain. In this case, the patient feels like small sticks or needles are planted in his or her rectum, which also feels blocked because of the swelling of the anus’ mucous membranes. After defecation, the patient feels a sharp pain accompanied by a sensation of rectum prolapse. Aesculus Hippocastanum is especially effective for patients whose pain worsens with the cold, after a meal or after engaging in any type of physical effort.

Indications in angiology

Angiology is the medical field that deals with the blood vessels and lymphatic system. Aesculus Hippocastanum is a homoeopathic remedy that is very popular for dealing with pathologies that are linked to this field of medicine. These mainly include venous congestions that sometimes result in the formation of varicose veins and ulcers. Venous congestion leads to circulatory failure, which then has a negative impact on the entire body. In fact, it can affect the pharynx, the brain, the eyes, the digestive tract and the rectum, in addition to which it can also cause haemorrhoids. It may also influence the patient’s psychological state, successively resulting in deep sadness and great anger. In addition, venous congestion also has an impact on the female reproductive system, the uterus in particular,  which is affected by lombo-sacral pain and a throbbing sensation.

Recommended dosage in case of haemorrhoids

In case of haemorrhoids, systematically resort to 5 granules of Aesculus Hippocastanum 5 CH, to be taken every two hours. Given the fact that haemorrhoids are relieved by the cold, it is also advised to take a sitz bath or to place compresses. The  recommended dosage in case of haemorrhoids caused by a venous congestion is 4 to 6 daily intakes.

Recommended dosage in case of venous disorders

To deal with painful venous congestion, it is suggested to resort to a low dilution. It will thus be advisable to take Aesculus hippocastanum 6 DH in drops before meals and granules of Aesculus hippocastanum 5 CH. Concerning women affected by congestion and constipation, it is strongly recommended to turn to Aesculus hippocastanum 6 DH to ensure quick recovery.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “aesculus hippocastanum”

Associated treatments

  • Aloe Socotrina
  • Arnica Montana
  • Arsenicum Album
  • Collinsonia Canadensis
  • Acidum Fluoricum
  • Hamamelis Virginiana
  • Kalium Bichromicum
  • Nux Vomica
  • Paeonia Officinalis
  • Ratanhia
  • Vipera Redi

Associated pathologies

  • Haemorrhoids
  • Varicose ulcer
  • Varicose Veins

Good to know: Aesculus Hippocastanum is particularly effective when the pain is worsened by heat or by standing erect, but is relieved by the cold and moderate exercise.  

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.