White Chestnut

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

White 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.

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

  • Persistent mental arguments with oneself
  • unwanted thoughts
  • difficulty in keeping one's mind clearly focused in the present moment

This describes a state of distracted distress in which a person may be looking for help.

The white chestnut Bach flower remedy is categorized in the 'insufficient interest in present circumstances' group of remedies, which also includes clematis, honeysuckle, wild rose, olive, mustard and chestnut bud.

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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