Sweet Chestnut

The Bach Centre, England.
The Bach Centre, England.

Sweet 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.

Sweet chestnut may be appropriate when some or all of the following characteristics apply:

  • extreme mental anguish that may feel like mental torture; response to this mental pain may be a strong one of not giving up but keeping the despair to oneself

The causes of such mental anguish can be almost anything extreme, depending on the person's circumstances and outlook. Examples might include response to pressure to pass exams, being the victim of a crime, bankrupcy, work or business problems, marital breakdown, and so on. In the case of Bach flower remedies it is the emotion that matters - not the circumstances that led to it.

The sweet chestnut Bach flower remedy is categorized in the 'despondency or despair' group of remedies - which also includes larch, pine, elm, star of Bethlehem, willow, oak, and crab apple.

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.

See also the main IvyRose Holistic section about Bach Flower Remedies, which is part of the Therapies section of this website.

Further information about Bach Flower Remedies includes a list of the Bach Flower Remedies, a list of the Latin names of the Bach flowers and notes about the history of the Bach Flower Remedies.

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