Bach Flower Remedies
Chestnut Bud

Aesculus hippocastanum

The common horse chestnut trees (botanical name Aesculus Hippocastanum) makes the buds for chestnut buds available. In effect, horse chestnuts are familiar parkland trees that can be easily recognized during winter by their clammy buds as well as the horse-shoe scars on their leaves. As these trees mature their grey-brown bark splits up into coarse squares that separate from the trunk. As the buds open they reveal pleated emerald green hued leaves that are covered in creamy down. The buds emerge on a solitary, rapidly growing stem. The leaf buds appear in pairs together with the twigs, whereas the terminal bud also encloses the flower. It may be noted that the Bach Flower Remedy, Chestnut Bud is not prepared from the red chestnut, an associated species, which possesses comparatively smaller buds that are smooth and hardly gummy, sharply piercing having a pale green-purple borders.

Flowering Period

The buds of horse chestnut unfold depending on the season, usually during the early part of April.


The flower essence remedy Chestnut Bud is prepared employing the boiling method. To prepare this Bach Flower Remedy, you need to pick the entire twig, roughly 15 cm in length, while the shoot has come out of the bud, but prior to the unfolding of the leaves. In fact, this is a specific phase of development that needs to be carefully watched. Initially the buds distend and subsequently, the gummy scales drop behind and finally the shoot emerges from the bud. It may be noted even the resins or the sap are also an element of this flower essence remedy, though they mess up the saucepan, which will require scouring with a cleaner.


A Bach Flower Remedy, Chestnut Bud is especially indicated for the youthful and reckless mind that is not predisposed to put together the experiences of every day life. It is also a valuable remedy for curing the condition wherein an individual is unable to take lessons from earlier mistakes in his or her life.

Chestnut Bud is an ideal medication for all people who take too much time to take lessons from their experiences. This type of people replicates the same mistake and fall into the same dangers time and again, frequently even without recognizing the fact that they have performed the same mistake on earlier occasions too. Such individuals may make wrong decisions, for instance, shifting to a new home as residing close to a railway track is extremely deafening, only to shift to another house which is again almost close to another railway track. The Chestnut Bud type personality is likely to continue to fail in examinations on the same issue, or fall ill from over and again consuming foods they are aware that do not suit them. On a more profound plane, such people are unlikely to make advancement in their life simply owing to the fact that they cannot acknowledge and, therefore, correct a basic fault of their individual character. No matter whatsoever is the problem, it is actually repeating the errors that the Bach Flower Remedy, Chestnut Bud cures, facilitating the person to take lessons from his/ her experiences and, hence, move ahead in their life.

When an individual is undergoing the Chestnut Bud state, his or her mind is restive and impetuous, and they can be distracted easily. In addition, they are more often than not forgetful and not focused on learning in the realistic as well as ethical sense. Therapy with the flower essence remedy Chestnut Bud cures the mind having an inclination to irresponsibility; although there is still some potential for development as well as intensifying of learning, particularly pertaining to an individual's introspective and analytical powers.

When in educational environs, the mind requiring the flower essence remedy Chestnut Bud is manifest by passing over one topic to another or simply going through the text ostensibly or hastily move ahead without any patience. In fact, there is an absence of intensified attentiveness, appreciation and reflection on learned subject. As a result the learned subject or topic is not remembered properly, though the individual may usually possess the ability to recall. It is actually the manner in which the learning matter is dealt with that prevents intensified learning from happening. In such cases, the individuals welcome disruptions; do not take things very seriously or the individual may fly off to hasty conclusions. It is likely that the concerned individual may laugh out improperly or slither when he or she is reprimand for their actions. In fact, these remarks are not only applicable in the case of learning environs, but, in reality, extend to different stages of life where perception and achievement are required.

This also comprises the ethical realm, where one may notice similar dynamics. Experiences in one's life, although they included lessons as well as agonizing end results, are not incorporates in such a manner as to enhance the growth of character and internal perception. On the contrary, when in the Chestnut Bud state, an individual generally moves smoothly through his or her life somewhat from the outside, existing in consistent with his or her impulsiveness as well as emotional impetuses, instead of balancing life with rationale, intelligibility and consequential manifestation.

When one is enduring developmental disorders, disruptive behaviour disorders and hyperactivity (also called ADHD or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), therapy with Chestnut Bud facilitates the mind to reconcile in a relaxing attentiveness as well as keep hold of the learning material. Chestnut Bud is also useful in treating unsettling, antisocial or unlawful actions, maligning and factitious disorders, especially when learning as well as development in ethical perception are not in the offing. Therapy with this Bach Flower Remedy possesses the aptitude to encourage moral development when an individual is suffering from personality disorders obvious by a negation to alter and gain compassion for other people.

As the mind is not highly qualified in positive self-observation as well as the resolute development of optimistic objectives, emotions or sentiments govern much of such people's behaviour or actions. In the Chestnut Bud state of the mind, an individual is easily swayed by constructive as well as unconstructive emotional content and, hence, they may seem to be difficult to deal with, easily influenced, sensitively unbalanced, immature, insolent, reckless and rather short of having reliability and profundity.

It has been found that Chestnut Bud is essential for people who are not eager to abide by rules and prepared to adapt to a standard socialization process. Such people generally do not learn voluntarily from their experiences in life, are more often than not neglectful or lackadaisical, despite being admonished or even when their freedom is curtailed.

Apart from having an adverse effect on the total character of an individual, one may also experience the Chestnut Bud state of the mind despite generally having a strong insight and reliability. In such cases, the patient may have a recurrent inclination or there may perhaps be flashes in life when an individual feels perturbed, easily diverted, further shallow in specific phases of life or may provisionally keep away from taking lessons from his or her experiences in life.

Chestnut Bud is an ideal remedy for people who require concentrating more on their experiences of present life with a view to progress in life. People who require this Bach Flower Remedy most seem to reiterate the same mistakes they have committed earlier in life, apparently not able to assimilate the lessons from the experiences, which would have otherwise enabled them to move on with life. For instance, anyone who is in a cycle of negative relationships, but are unable to appear to make the internal amends that would have otherwise facilitated them to unravel themselves, requires Chestnut Bud most. This flower essence remedy is beneficial for all individuals who find it hard to receive the information in any type.

Even animals may endure the Chestnut Bud state of the mind. In fact, they may also find it difficult to learn from the past mistakes and are likely to repeat the same failed performance patterns or may even be unable to take on new skills. For instance, an animal that is scolded for unsociable actions like masticating the cushions, but still continues to chew them irrespective of the number of times he/ she might have been told not to do so, is a possible candidate for the flower essence remedy Chestnut Bud. Likewise, any animal that is rewarded for making use of the litter tray, but still fails to use it nine out of ten times in spite of the rewards when he/ she uses the litter tray, may also find Chestnut Bud beneficial. Yet, one more example of the Chestnut Bud state may be a horse that keeps on knocking down the same fence in the arena, despite the fact that it is very much within it competencies. Similarly, a cat that teases another cat and, in turn, is attacked brutally, but keeps on with the same actions, in spite of similar as well as frequent retaliation, every time apparently being oblivious of the relationship between its behaviour and the reaction of the other cat, will also benefit by undergoing therapy with Chestnut Bud.

In some cases, it may be essential to combine Chestnut Bud with some other medications, but this is the main medication in all instances where recurrence of actions thwarts progress.


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