Sweet Chestnut in Bach flower therapy : properties, benefits, uses

Sweet Chestnut in Bach flower therapy

properties, benefits, uses

Sweet Chestnut ( Castanea sativa ) is a melliferous tree of the Fagaceae family. The sweet chestnut loves siliceous or volcanic soils and disdains calcareous ones, its roots expand robustly in soils that are neither too humid nor too dry, in open spaces. The tree has a large and imposing crown that reaches up to 40 m in height, blooms in summer, with an accentuated fragrance and only after the formation of the foliage; it should be noted that this plant, to reach its known longevity, gives fruits after 25 years and the old trunk generates suckers. 

Sweet Chestnut : properties and benefits

The keyword of Sweet Chestnut is ” the dark night of the soul “, in which there is extreme anguish, the individual here has experienced something tragic and has also set in motion a recovery, but he has not come out of it, it is therefore an extreme situation and there is so much darkness.

A classic example of Sweet Chestnut can be Jesus on the cross when he says (in the Psalms of the Bible Mk 15:34): “ … my God, my God, why have you forsaken me?… ”.

These characters, even in the deepest pain, do not break down and persevere even if they feel that they have reached the end of their path and do not know very well where to go; this is why they cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel, unlike the Gorse people who refuse to believe that there is still hope and give up the obstacle without even trying to find the solution.

The Sweet Chestnut are generally impressive and strong, do not complain despite the great inner suffering, so they show decent. The benefits of this remedy are portentous, in fact Sweet Chestnut rekindles the inner light and helps to get out of the tunnel of despair, people are pervaded by optimism and harmony, recomposing the “underlying fracture” and guiding the person in a decisive change full of peace. . 

• Initial-inhibited emotions (before taking the flower):

Torment, anguish and deep despair .

• Evolutionary-loose emotions (after taking the flower):

Light and salvation , faith, peace and reassurance.

Sweet Chestnut : uses

Sweet Chestnut is useful in agonizing pain, acute and deep, it is indicated for people who are prey to such great anguish that it seems unbearable.

Also this flower is recommended in cases where the person is in a state of mind close to a nervous breakdown, without however thinking of suicide. They are internally lost people, who have existential disorders and consequently mood disorders , with a sense of deep emptiness, a feeling of collapse and strong mental stress.

They are therefore individuals who suffer from depression , impotence, anemia and consequent amenorrhea in women. Depending on the case, Sweet Chestnut can still be applied together with Rescue Remedy, Walnut and Star Of Bethlehem for a bereavement.

In the disease, the Sweet Chestnuts , despite having no hope, look for a solution both physical and mental unlike the Gorse ones who tend to accept the diagnosis pessimistically. 

Sweet Chestnut  is a precious remedy for those who manifest total despair and have touched the bottom of anguish, who are alone in front of their own abyss and who have felt abandoned by the world and the universe.

Sweet Chestnut Bach Flower Affirmation

  • From the bottom of the abyss I am already beginning to see the light.
  • I go from despair to transformation.
  • From the bottom of the well I see salvation.
  • Behind every pain, there is a greater meaning.
  • Since disintegration, I open myself to regeneration.
  • I renounce the false needs of the ego and open myself to the guidance of my soul.

Bach Flower List

1. Agrimony 2. Aspen 3. Beech
4. Centaury5. Cerato6. Cherry Plum
7. Chestnut Bud 8. Chicory9. Clematis
10. Crab Apple11. Elm12. Gentian
13. Gorse 14. Heather15. Holly
16. Honeysuckle 17. Hornbeam 18. Impatiens
19. Larch20. Mimulus21. Mustard
22. Oak23. Olive24. Pine
25. Red Chestnut26. Rock Rose27. Rock Water
28. Scleranthus29. Star Of Bethlehem30. Sweet Chestnut
31. Vervain 32. Vine 33. Walnut
34. Water Violet35. White Chestnut36. Wild Oat
37. Wild Rose38. Willow39. Rescue Remedy  

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