Aesculus glabra (Aesc-g)

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

Clinical: Constipation. Cough. Cramp in stomach. Hæmorrhoids. 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 hæmorrhoidal 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

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Compare: Aesculus hippocastanumAesc, Aloe socotrinaAloe, Collinsonia canadensisColl, Ignatia amaraIgn, Nux vomicaNux-v

SYMPTOMS.

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, hæmorrhoidal 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

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