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Chestnut Bud – Bach Flower Remedies

The beautiful Chestnut Bud from the Horse Chestnut tree

Chestnut Bud Bach Flower Remedy – Learning from experience

Chestnut Bud is one of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies. Discovered by Dr Edward Bach in the 1930’s the Bach Flower Remedies are simple, natural and gentle acting remedies which help you to balance your thought and emotions. They have an understandably enduring appeal and are still the most popular and well known flower essences around the world today.

The Chestnut Bud remedy is for those who find it difficult to learn from their mistakes, often repeating the same mistakes over and over again.

Chestnut Bud is for those who find it difficult to learn from their mistakes, often repeating the same mistakes over and over again.

What Does Chestnut Bud Do?

Chestnut Bud helps those who need to focus more fully on their current life experiences in order to move forward.

Those in need of Chestnut Bud appear to repeat the same old life situations over & over again, seemingly unable to assimilate the lesson in the experience that would allow them to move on. An example might be someone who finds themselves in a cycle of destructive relationships but cannot seem to make the inner changes that would allow them to disentangle themselves.

10ml and 25ml bottles of Chestnut Bud Bach Flower Remedy

Chestnut Bud is a generally helpful remedy for anyone who finds it difficult to take in information in any form.

Dr Bach’s description of Chestnut Bud

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

From The Twelve Healers & Other Remedies – By Dr Edward Bach ( 1936 edition )

Uses & Indications for Chestnut Bud:

  • Faces same issues repeatedly without learning from them.
  • Slow learner, unable to grasp ideas, take in new information, unable to study.
  • Childlike inability to learn and grow from life situations.
  • Keeps facing the same issues in different situations without recognising the pattern.

Benefits of taking Chestnut Bud:

  • Ability to study and grasp mental concepts easily.
  • Learns life lessons, integrating growth and wisdom.
  • Attentive, curious and interested in learning.

Dr. Bach’s Seven Main Groups

“This Remedy is to help us to take full advantage of our daily experiences, and to see ourselves, and our mistakes as others do.” Dr Edward Bach

Dr. Bach divided his 38 Bach Flower Remedies into seven different personality groups; each group representing the differing ways a particular thought pattern or emotion could be seen and experienced in the personality.

Chestnut Bud is in Dr Bach’s – Lack of Interest Group

Each of the seven remedies in this group is a description of the different ways in which those who are in some way reluctant to fully take part in life can behave: Clematis, Chestnut Bud, Honeysuckle, Mustard, Olive, White Chestnut, Wild Rose

The Chestnut Bud Flower

Horse Chestnut Tree

Chestnut Bud is made from the Horse Chestnut tree: Aesculus Hippocastanum

The Chestnut Bud remedy is made from the spring buds of the Horse Chestnut tree. This beautiful tree first came to Britain in the 1600s and has since become a familiar part of the landscape in the U.K. and is often to be found in parks, gardens and alongside roads. The Horse Chestnut tree producers beautiful shiny brown conkers which fall to the ground in autmun in their spiky green cases – a familiar sight of childhood. Dr Bach also used this tree to make his White Chestnut remedy.

Making the Chestnut Bud Remedy

Chestnut Bud was one of the second nineteen remedies that Dr. Bach discovered. He first made it in 1935 around Sotwell in Oxfordshire and prepared it using the boiling method of potentisation. The discovery of these second nineteen remedies was done over a six month period and was different to the first nineteen in that for a few days before he discovered the remedy he suffered actuely from the state of mind for which that particular remedy was required.

Chestnut Bud - the swelling bud of a horse chestnut tree

How To Use Chestnut Bud

Our Bach Flower Remedies are stock level Essences which can be diluted into a treatment bottle as suggested by Dr Bach or used directly from stock if preferred. A treatment bottle can contain one single essence or a combination of up to eight different essences.

Making a Treatment Combination

Making a Bach Flower Remedy combination is simple and easy: put 2 drops from each of the Remedies you require (4 drops of Revival Remedy) into a clean glass dropper bottle containing up to 30ml of spring water (adding a teaspoon full of brandy or cider vinegar as a preservative if you wish). Alternatively you can put 4 drops of each remedy required (8 drops of Revival Remedy) into a glass of water. You can combine up to 8 of the Bach Remedies.

How to Use Your Combination

10ml and 25ml Bach Flower Remedy bottles

Using Your Combination: For a normal adult dosage take 4 drops on the tongue (or a sip from your glass of water) 8 x a day, or every 30 – 60 minutes for acute states. Using Directly From Stock: Take 2 drops on the tongue as above. Preferably take 10 minutes away from food and drink. We’d normally suggest using for two – four weeks before reviewing how you feel.

What are the Bach Flower Remedies

The Bach Flower Remedies are a set of 38 flower essences which can be used to help you to achieve greater balance and harmony in your life. They work to balance how you are thinking and feeling and can very quickly help to restore a sense of balance and perspective within yourself. They are simple, effective and easy to use and they can be given to adults, children, pets and plants. You can find out more here: Bach Flower Remedies

10ml and 25ml bottles of Chestnut Bud Bach Flower Remedy

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Essence Type: Single Flower Essence | Stock Level

Our Bach Flower Remedies

From making the Mother Tincture to bottling and labelling the stock bottles that we send you, each remedy is handmade with love and care helping to ensure that we provide you with the best possible quality of remedy.

Our Bach Flower Remedies are handmade according to the original instructions of Dr. Edward Bach, using his original methods and adhering exactly to the plant types that he identified. They are stock level remedies and we have been making them and offering them to customers round the world for over 30 years.

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Do You Need Any Help or Advice?

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Share Your Experiences…

We hope you’ve enjoyed our exploration of the Chestnut Bud Flower Essence. We’d love to hear your experiences of working with this essence so please do leave us a comment and share your experiences!

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Sam Cremnitz

Sam is a director at Crystal Herbs and has been with us since 1996. He is passionate about all aspects of Flower & Vibrational Essences, from making and developing them, to using them for personal and spiritual growth. Sam is a trained essence practitioner, energy healer and teacher and loves sharing knowledge and information about Essences and any other tools that help us to re-connect with our hearts and the true essence of who we are. Sam is also currently treasurer for the British Association of Flower Essence producers.

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