Red Chestnut


Botanical name: Aesculus carnea

Blooms: in late May and early June

Physical appearance: Pinkish-red and pyramidal is shape  

Preparation method: Boiling Method

Belongs to ‘­­­­­fear’ Group

Extract from The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies, by Dr. Edward Bach

For those who find it difficult not to be anxious for other people. Often they have ceased to worry about themselves, they may suffer much, frequently anticipating that some unfortunate thing may happen to them.

Indication: Over concern for the for the welfare of others 

People who are always burdened with the thoughts of well-being of loved ones become very restless. The Red Chestnut is afraid that their loved ones may have an accident, or minor illness can lead to life threatening disease. The safety and well-being and happiness of their pets, family members, and friends are a source of their anxiety. People needing Red Chestnut state are frantic with worry until they know their loved one is safe. This remedy restores faith and helps them to judge their fears rationally.  

Empowering Affirmations

I send calm and loving thoughts to others. 

I expect positive outcomes for others. 

Bach Remedies for Animals

Red chestnut animals may be difficult to distinguish from those needing Chicory. One of the ways to spot this could be their behaviour when you are leaving. They may make lots of effort to go with you to protect you, or to prevent you from going out. A mother of puppies may show extreme anxiety if one of them goes stray. Animals needing Red Chestnut may be over protective of their owner’s children.