Red Chestnut (Bach Flower Remedy) is one of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies.
Bach flower remedies are selected based on the emotions a person is experiencing at the particular point in time at which he or she uses the remedies.
Red chestnut may be appropriate when some or all of the following characteristics apply:
- excessive fear for the welfare of others
- anxiety about others' wellbeing
- tendency to overprotection of others
The red chestnut Bach Flower Remedy is categorised in the 'fear' group of remedies but is easy to distinguish from the others in that group because it is specifically for fear for others, not fear for oneself. For example, the person might be concerned about the safe return home of a family member - even when his or her journey would not normally be considered dangerous. Other remedies in this group include aspen, rock rose, mimulus and cherry plum.
Many books about Bach Flower Remedies suggest that most people can benefit from them at some times and/or during certain types of circumstances. The main question at any particular time is which of the remedies is appropriate for the specific person (or animal) at that time, remembering that the choice need not be of just one remedy. Although it is possible to use only one remedy at a time, a small group of remedies is often selected and used together.