Aesculus • Horse chestnut for venous problems

Typical vein problems with swollen legs, spider veins, varicose veins and enlarged hemorrhoids, but also back pain, can be treated gently with the homeopathic medicine Aesculus in addition to conventional therapy.

Aesculus is a classic homeopathic medicine that is valued primarily for its positive effect on the veins. The starting material for the homeopathic remedy is the peeled seeds of the horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum).

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Aesculus: Chestnut provides a vein-strengthening agent

The peeled seeds of the prickly fruits have been used in naturopathy for centuries to treat venous disorders because they contain a complex mixture of saponins. These are therapeutically effective ingredients that have anti-inflammatory, strengthening and hormone-stimulating effects, among other things. One of the main active ingredients from this group contained in the horse chestnut is aescin, which has been shown to have a vascular sealing effect and thus prevents water from accumulating in the tissue. Aescin is therefore particularly valued for the treatment of venous disorders.

Homeopathic vein therapy with horse chestnut

Homeopathy also makes use of the properties of the chestnut and uses it in the form of single or complex remedies, especially for the accompanying treatment of vein problems. Classic areas of application are all complaints that occur when the blood flow back to the heart via the venous system no longer functions optimally: In other words, heavy, swollen legs, bluish congested varicose veins, poorly healing wounds and complaints from hemorrhoids.

The administration of Aesculus has also proven itself to prevent or alleviate swollen legs and varicose veins during pregnancy. The homeopathic treatment with Aesculus in no way replaces conventional therapies with support stockings and the like, but is primarily intended as support for tried and tested conventional medical measures.

Aesculus: Homeopathic help for back pain

In addition to venous problems, treatment with Aesculus is recommended for dull pain in the lower back as well as in the sacrum area in addition to conventional treatments. The pain can be rheumatic or combined with severe constipation from painfully inflamed hemorrhoids. Typically, splinter-like pain with the feeling of small pieces of wood in the anus often occurs. Pregnancy-related lower back pain can also be gently treated with Aesculus.

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Aesculus hippocastanum soothes coughs and runny nose

Aesculus can also be used for dry and inflamed mucous membranes with runny nose and cough. Especially when the secretion is watery and the mucous membranes are irritated and burn. Swallowing usually feels like burning fire, breathing is difficult and is accompanied by a stabbing sensation of soreness in the bronchi. Typically, the symptoms are often accompanied by dull lower back pain.

Aesculus D6 and D12: Typical potencies and their dosage

For self-treatment with Aesculus, low-dose potencies of 6X and 12X are primarily recommended. It can be taken in the form of homeopathic tablets, drops or globules.

  • Adults take either five globules, five drops or one tablet three times a day.

  • Children each receive three globules, three drops dissolved in water or half a tablet.

  • Small children take two pellets each, while babies put one pellet in each cheek pouch. In principle, however, a corresponding number of drops of the homeopathic solution or tablet portions dissolved in water can also be administered.

If the symptoms improve, the number of doses may be reduced to two or once a day. When symptoms have subsided, treatment should be discontinued.

In particularly protracted and persistent cases, the administration of higher potencies, such as Aesculus 30C or higher, can also be useful. Before using high potencies, you should always ask an experienced homeopath or homeopathically trained doctor for advice.

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Key symptoms for the use of Aesculus

In order to find out which drug works best for which clinical picture, the specific main complaints are always decisive in homeopathy. A separate selection of key symptoms is typical for each drug. The more and more pronounced the corresponding key symptoms appear in a patient, the more appropriate is the associated remedy.

The following key symptoms speak in favor of the accompanying treatment with Aesculus:

  • Venenstau
  • Venous inflammation
  • Tendency to have “open wounds” on the leg
  • Varicose veins
  • Tendency to edema and thrombosis
  • swollen legs during pregnancy
  • Hemorrhoids with a feeling of foreign matter in the anus
  • Splinter-like pain in the rectum down to the back
  • Dry, burning mucous membranes with a feeling of soreness
  • Dull pains in the pelvis and lumbar spine area
  • Sacroiliac joint pain that worsens with movement
  • Feeling of fullness after eating

Light movement usually leads to an improvement in symptoms, and cold temperatures and cool baths are also felt to be symptom-relieving. On the other hand, the symptoms increase when standing and in warm conditions. If you have symptoms from enlarged hemorrhoids, bowel movements can make the problem worse, especially if you are constipated with hard, lumpy stools.

Aesculus: Means with a similar effect

Different homeopathic medicines sometimes cover similar areas of action. In order to find the most suitable medication in each case, it is therefore useful to know the homeopathic remedies that are used for similar symptoms.

At Aesculus the following homeopathic medicines are:

  • Sabdariffa: Hibiskus Sabdariffa is also a proven homeopathic vein remedy, and also has an effect on the lymphatic system. Typical areas of application are swollen ankles and clearly visible and often painful varicose veins with a tendency to thrombosis and lymphedema.

  • Hamamelis: Like Aesculus, the witch hazel has a strong effect on veins and is therefore used to support the treatment of spider veins, varicose veins and bleeding hemorrhoids. In addition, witch hazel has a hemostatic and anti-inflammatory effect and is therefore used for open wounds, nosebleeds and increased menstrual bleeding.

  • , Gelsemium: The homeopathic mineral salt not only strengthens bones and connective tissue, but also strengthens the blood vessels. This means that it can also be used on thick legs and visible varicose veins. Calcium fluoratum can also support scar healing positively, especially for follow-up treatment after a vein operation.

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