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Chestnut Bud


Aesculus hippocastanum


One of Bach's second 19 remedies.
Prepared by the boiling method.




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 separate occasions when once would have been enough, or observation of others could have spared them even that one fault.


Twelve Healers 1936




We learn slowly, one lesson at a time, but we must if we are to be well and happy, learn the particular lesson given to us your spiritual self.


Collected Writings p157


Habitat notes




Chestnut trees originated the Balkan Peninsula. (This peninsula is in SE Europe, bounded by the Adriatic, the Aegean and the Black Seas.)




Horse Chestnut trees were brought over in the early seventeenth century and are now found throughout the country, requiring plenty of light and space if they are to develop to full size. Horse Chestnut trees are less plentiful in Wales than they are in England.


Emotional state


Unable to learn from mistakes


Those who fail to learn by experience and go on repeating the same mistakes again and again. They may be impatient and always thinking ahead and so fail to see what is happening, failing to base their actions upon past experience. They may be careless, clumsy, slow in learning, inattentive and as children even apparently unrestrained by learning.


Barnard, Guide to Bach Flower Remedies