Chestnut Bud Bach Flower - What it is and what it is for
THE FLOWERS OF BACH
IDENTIFICATION OF THE PLANT
Remedy name Bach flower: Chestnut bud
Common name in Italian: horse chestnut or Indian chestnut
Scientific name: Aesculus hippocastanum (FamilyHippocastanaceae)
WHO IS THIS REMEDY FOR
Bach's flower remedy Chestnut Bud it is for those people who cannot learn from their mistakes but constantly repeat them. In practice they are people who learn slowly, are therefore lazy, careless, naive and for whom there are no "lessons of life".
They are people convinced that they are unlucky in all fields: work, family, love, social life but in reality they do not reflect enough on their actions and do not learn from past experiences by always doing the same things again, including the wrong ones.
Edward Bach writes «For those who do not take full advantage of observation and experience and take more time than others to learn the lessons of life. While, for some people, one experience is enough, for them it takes a lot before learning. Therefore, to their dismay, they find themselves making the same mistake on several occasions, when once it might have been enough or the observation of others could have spared them even that one mistake. '(1)
The peculiarity of this remedy is that, contrary to how it happens with all the other Bach remedies, this is not obtained from the flower but from the bud of the plant, symbolizing the energies that are about to be born, the birth of the plant itself.
WHAT HELPS TO SOLVE
The Chestnutbud Bach flower remedy helps to understand that bad luck is not the cause of our mistakes but our inability to open our eyes and learn from our mistakes therefore makes us more aware and more attentive people, teaching us to reflect and have a greater awareness of reality by treasuring the negative aspects experienced to face life with greater balance and awareness.
TYPE OF PREPARATION
If you want to prepare the madrechestnut bud tincture of Bach Flowers, picking the flowers directly in the countryside, it must be borne in mind that this Bach Flower must be prepared with the boiling method.
FLOWERING PERIOD AND BOTANICAL CHARACTERISTICS
The Chestnut Bach flower remedy is particular in that it is not obtained from flowers but from the bud, thus symbolizing the enormous energies that are about to blossom.
It is a tree that reaches considerable dimensions, even 30 m in height with a thick trunk, not too high, from which the main branches branch off, often horizontally. The leaves are opposite, long petiolate, palmate with 5-7 leaflets of different sizes and with serrated margins. The flowers are white speckled with yellow and red, gathered in large very showy inflorescences, with corolla formed by 5 sepals and as many unequal petals of which the largest is colored in a different way than the others; seven stamens and a protruding pistil. It blooms in spring. The fruit is a large capsule with quills that opens through three valves that each contain a chestnut inside.Note
(1) Taken from The Twelve Healers and other remedies by E. Bach