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White Chestnut


Aesculus hippocastanum


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




For those who cannot prevent thoughts, ideas, arguments which they do not desire from entering their minds. Usually at such times when the interest of the moment is not strong enough to keep the mind full. Thoughts which worry and will remain, or if for a time thrown out, will return. They seem to circle round and round and cause mental torture. The presence of such unpleasant thoughts drives out peace and interferes with being able to think only of the work or pleasure of the day.


Twelve Healers 1936




…the perfect method of learning this is by calm thought and meditation, and by bringing ourselves to such an atmosphere of peace that our Souls are able to speak to us through our conscience and intuition and guide us according to their wishes.


Collected Writings p147


Habitat notes




Chestnut is tolerant of most soils and conditions but requires full light and space to grow. It is generally seen as a planted tree in parkland and gardens.




The Horse Chestnut tree is a relative newcomer to the English countryside. (See Chestnut Bud)


Emotional state


For a pattern of thoughts which constantly repeats and gives no rest to the mind, continual internal argument, worry and chatter, mental congestion. Thoughts circulate without resolution, going over and over the same conflict, preoccupation that obstructs clarity, a drama forever re-enacted in the mind and gives no rest. Symptoms may include tiredness, insomnia, confusion, depression, guilt feelings, repetition of a topic in conversation, lack of calmness, nervous worry, often causes headaches.


Barnard, Guide to Bach Flower Remedies