Aesculus hippocastanum (Aesc.)

Exercise 1 - EH Analysis

In the following graph, taken from the Encyclopedia Homeopathica (EH) software analysis, each symptom included in the search is represented by a different color. The length of the bar for a particular symptom (represented by a color), indicates how many times this symptom was mentioned in the materia medica for that remedy.

You will notice that, for the most part, only characteristic symptoms were chosen. This allows for easy differentiation of the correct remedy. The first remedy on the left is the correct remedy and the answer to the exercise. Usually, it has the longest bar of the graph, and comprehensively covers all the symptoms.

The EH screenshot is followed by a list of the RADAR Keynotes of that remedy, and a link to a query file that users may download and install into their own EH program in order to duplicate the analysis.

Aesculus hippocastanum

RADAR Keynotes for Aesculus hippocastanum


- Plethoric people with vivid mind, active, engaging.
- Feel miserable with complaints, become irritable, cross.
- Anger from disagreement with actions of others.
- Confusion on waking, doesn't recognize anyone/his surroundings, feels himself lost: disorientated.
- Indolence, > animated conversation, mental stimulation, talking ab. controversial subject.
- Becomes lazy and inactive. Loathing of life.
- Weak memory.

- Venous system in a state of stagnation, sluggishness affecting all levels.
Veins are flabby, full of blood and engorged.
- Sensation of internal fullness and external heaviness.
- > VIOLENT EXERCISE; vivid conversation; intense thinking. But is difficult to get them to do it.
- Wants to lie, but < lying; > strong motion, exertion.
- < 4 p.m. (Lyc.).
- Superficial affections < cold, > heat; deeper affections opposite modalities.
- Warm perspiration with downward flushes of heat.
- Splinter-like pains.

- Congestive pain.
- Fullness; outward pressure, as if brain would burst.
- Flashes of heat in occiput, ext. down. to neck/shoulders.

- Redness, burning, varicose veins.
- Eyes feel heavy and dull.

- Congestive catarrh. Fullness in root.

- Congested, red, swollen after washing.

- Viscid yellowish mucus; tongue coated yellow.
- Toothache > cold water.

- Varicose veins.
- Dark, red, congested with full feeling.
- Constricted sensation. Feeling as if something had lodged.
- Burning, stitching, < swallowing.

- Weight of stone, < 3 hours after meal.

- Congestion of liver, feels full, sluggish functioning.
- Dull pains: in liver, right hypochondrium ext. to back, scapula; in umbilical region, epigastrium.

Large, painful, bluish/purple, protruding.
Dry feeling, as if filled with needles or sharp sticks (Coll).
< straining at stool, after stool, standing.
> Kneeling.
Hemorrhoids have an affect upon different parts of the body.
- PAINS: Splinter-like, dragging, heaviness, full feeling;
ext. to back, sacro-iliac joint & hips.

- Fullness in region of heart.

- Severe PAIN (lumbago, sciatica, rheumatic) in LUMBO-SACRAL,
SACRAL & SACRO-ILIAC region, ext. to hips.
< Rising from seat, motion, stooping, walking.
< Before chill; from suppressed menses; after stool.
- Lameness sacral region on waking.

- Varicose veins.
- Shooting pains from shoulder ext. to arm, wrist, thumb.

DD:Aloe, Coll., Ham., Nux-v., Paeon., Rat., Sulph.

EH Query File

Here is the EH Query file for you to install in your own program.

1. To download the file, right click on this link and choose "Save File As", "Save Link As", or "Save Target As", depending on your browser.

2. Many browsers will change the file extension to .htm when you download. Be sure that the file name ends with .qry. If your browser has changed the extension, change it back to .qry

3. Place the .qry file into the query directory in the EH folder on your hard drive. You may also download all the query files at one time from this page.

4. Open EH, go to the Find Window (F4) and chose the Search pull down menu. Select Recall the Query.

5. Double click on the query file you would like to open. You will then find the same query that was used to create the analysis screenshot for that remedy.

6. To view the analysis in EH, hit the function key (F8) and you will see the analysis for that query.

Note: EH owners who download these queries may get different results, based on the database of books they own. In particular, the Vermeulen books seem to be of great help in answering these exercises.