Sweet Chestnut Sweet Chestnut


30 Sweet Chestnut, Castanea sativa

Guiding principle:
DESPONDENCY or DESPAIR - Desolation

About this herb:
Scientific name: Castanea sativa
Description: Sweet chestnut can reach a height of 100 feet. It prefers bright places and open woods; however, it will grow in the most varying kinds of soil. The long leaves are dark green and finger-shaped. The catkin-like, fragrant blossoms grow to 10 inches long and come after the leaves. It blooms from July to August.

The aims of this flower essence:
One feels that the limits of what a human being is able to bear have been reached now, an inner hopelessness and despair.

Dr. Bach wrote:
For those moments which happen to some people when the anguish is so great as to seem to be unbearable. When the mind or body feels as if it had borne to the uttermost limit of its endurance, and that now it must give way. When it seems there is nothing but destruction and annihilation left to face.     (The 12 Healers and other remedies, 1936)