Botanical name: Aesculus hippocastanum
Preparation time: April or May
Physical appearance: Glossy buds
Preparation method: Boiling method
Belongs to ‘Not sufficient interest in present circumstance’ Group
Extract from The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies, by Dr. Edward Bach
For those who do not take full advantage of observation and experience, and who take a longer time than others to learn the lessons of daily life. Whereas one experience would be enough for some, such people find it necessary to have more, sometimes several, before the lesson is learnt. Therefore, to their regret, they find themselves having to make the same error on different occasions when once would have been enough, or observation of others could have spared them even that one fault.
Indication: For those who are slow to learn even from repeated experiences.
Chestnut bud is a great remedy for those who are unable to learn from past mistakes and have a tendency to repeat them. They repeat the same error and stumble in to the same problems again and again. Succession of failed relationships or pattern of landing in unrewarding jobs.
The action of this remedy is to enable the individual to learn from mistakes and experiences so that the life can move on.
I learn from my mistakes.
I learn something new from everything I do.
Bach Remedies for Animals
Animals can also face learning difficulties and may repeat unsuccessful behaviour patterns. Sometimes they may fail to grasp a new skill. An animal who repeatedly teases another and is attacked every time in return may be in chestnut mode.