Sweet Chestnut


Botanical name: Castanea sativa

Blooms: From June to August

Physical appearance: Pale yellow catkins  

Preparation method: Boiling method

Belongs to ‘Despondency or despair’ Group

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

For those moments which happen to some people when the anguish is so great as to seem to be unbearable. When the mind or body feels as if it had borne to the uttermost limit of its endurance, and that now it must give way. When it seems there is nothing but destruction and annihilation left to face.

Indication: For extreme mental anguish.

At times people reach their breaking point and they are facing extreme anguish and despair. They have already explored their choices and see no way out of their problems. The intensity of the suffering seems to go beyond what can be endured. They feel extremely miserable and disappointed. The remedy can initiate new stages of development. This remedy can help one get through difficult periods of transformation without losing oneself or breaking apart in process. 

Empowering Affirmations

I move from darkness to light.

I open myself to changing.

Bach Remedies for Animals

This state may not be immediately obvious in animals, but it can be a great remedy for those who have suffered intense sorrow and anguish   example , the dog suffering after death of master can benefit from Sweet Chestnut.