THE FLOWERS OF BACH
(RED HORSE CHESTNUT)
IDENTIFICATION OF THE PLANT
Remedy name Bach flower: Red chestnut
Common name in Italian: red horse chestnut
Scientific name: Aesculus carnea(Family Hippocastanaceae)
WHO IS THIS REMEDY FOR
Bach flower Red chestnut is for those people who are insecure and project their anxieties onto others. Their own insecurities are projected onto family members resulting in an almost suffocating relationship for example with children, parents, partners, relatives in general, close friends, towards whom they imagine that the worst misfortunes can happen, worrying in a way obsessive about their health and trying to protect them by harassing them in all possible ways. In the end, the concerns of these people are so insistent that they can affect the lives of others. It is in fact a fear of the person and not an alleged altruism.
Red chestnut people live in practice the life of others, in a sort of apparent altruism without regard for themselves, not caring about themselves, their problems, almost not wanting to take their own life in hand.
Edward Bach gives the following description of a Red Chestnut person «For those who cannot avoid being anxious for others. Many times these people come to stop worrying about themselves, and suffer a lot for the people they care about, because they often have the premonition that something unpleasant is about to happen to them ». (1)
WHAT HELPS TO SOLVE THE OLIVES REMEDY
The Bach Red Chestnut flower remedy in flower therapy stimulates positive thoughts without being distorted by anxieties and anguish towards loved ones. Apprehension turns into balanced affection, leading to more concern for oneself and one's life. Helps rebalance obsessive bonds.
TYPE OF PREPARATION
If you want to prepare the Red chestnut mother tincture of Bach Flowers, picking the flowers directly in the field, it must be borne in mind that this Bach Flower must be prepared with the boiling method.
FLOWERING PERIOD AND BOTANICAL CHARACTERISTICS
It is possible to find the plant in bloom in spring (May).
Aesculus carnea is a hybrid between Aesculus hippocastanum (common horse chestnut) x Aesculus pavia. It is a tree widespread throughout Europe cultivated along avenues and in parks as a shade tree and can reach up to 15 m in height.
It has a very thick crown, with deciduous leaves, of an intense green color, sometimes rippled formed by 5-7 leaflets almost devoid of petiole.
The flowers are formed by a short calyx and with fringed petals, pink-red in color and are gathered in panicle inflorescence, up to 20 cm high.
The fruit is a thorny capsule.Note