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Sweet Chestnut


Castanea sativa


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




For those moments which happen to some people when the anguish is so great as to seem to be unendurable.


Twelve Healers 1936




But in the darkest hours, and when success seems well-nigh impossible, let us ever remember that Godís children should never be afraid, that our Souls only give us such tasks that we are capable of accomplishing , and that with our own courage and faith in the Divinity within us victory must come to all who continue to strive.


Collected Writings p141


Habitat notes




Sweet Chestnut prefers a light and well-drained soil (especially sand) but it is tolerant of most conditions except for lime.




Sweet Chestnut grows in many parts of Britain although only in the south does it do well and seed itself in the wild. Elsewhere specimens have been planted as ornaments in parkland.


Emotional state


For a time of terrible anguish and despair when we are at uttermost limits of endurance, there appears to be no light or love left in the world, nothing but destruction and annihilation left to face, utter desolation, unable even to pray, the Ďdark night of the soulí.


Barnard, Guide to Bach Flower Remedies