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Aesculus Glabra | Homeopathy Materia Medica by Dr. John Henry Clarke

Aesculus Glabra

Fetid or Ohio Buckeye. (States of North America watered by Ohio River.) N. O. Sapindaceae. Part employed, whole ripe fruit.

Clinical.-Constipation. Cough. Cramp in stomach. Haemorrhoids. Meningitis. Paralysis. Speech, thick. Vertigo. Wry-neck.

Characteristics.-Æsculus glabra, like the Horse-chestnut, has a marked action on the rectum. It produces hard, knotty stools; very painful. Dark purple haemorrhoidal tumours, with lame back and lower limbs. Hale gives the indication: “Very painful external tumours, dark purple, with constipation and vertigo; weakness of sacrum and lower limbs.” At the same time there is fulness and heaviness of the head without pain; the sight may be dim or lost; eyes fixed and expressionless. The speech is thick and the tongue as if lame. In cattle it produces wry-neck and paresis of hind limbs. There is a cough produced by sudden irritation of throat, sensation as of a feather tickling the throat, causing hawking and raising of mucus finally streaked with blood.

Relations.-Compare: Æsc. hipp., Alo., Collins., Ign., Nux v.


1. Mind.-Confusion, with vertigo, often followed by stupefaction and coma.

2. Head.-Vertigo, with staggering, reeling, unconsciousness.-Vertigo, with full, heavy head, dim sight; thick speech, nausea and vomiting; faintness; towards evening.

3. Eyes.-Eyes fixed and dead; expressionless.-Sight dim or lost.

8. Mouth.-Speech thick, and tongue as if lame.

11. Stomach.-Nausea, with loathing of food and vomiting.-Distension (in cattle).-Full sensation.-Cramp-like pain.

13. Stool and Anus.-Hard, knotty stools; constipation.-Very painful, dark purple, haemorrhoidal tumours, with lame back and lower limbs.

17. Respiratory Organs.-Sudden irritation of the throat; a sensation of a feather tickling the throat causing hacking and raising of mucus, finally streaked with blood.

20. Neck and Back.-Wry-neck (cattle).-Great lameness and weakness of back.

23. Lower Limbs.-Trembling of lower limbs.-Hind limbs lame; paralysis.-Strong tendency to contraction of legs.

24. Generalities.-Spasms and convulsions, followed by lameness.-Trembling.

Aesculus Glabra | Homeopathy Materia Medica by Dr. John Henry Clarke

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