Bach Flower Remedy: Sweet Chestnut and the Last Straw


The Bach flower remedy Sweet Chestnut in its negative state describes a person when he has reached the end of his tether. He feels like he has his back against the wall, in spite of everything that he has done and there is no way out. He feels completely exhausted and it is as though every avenue he has explored is a dead end with nowhere left to go.

Physical

He feels drained and this is not something that is psychosomatic – it happens after he has worked hard towards his goals. Physically, he is at a point when he feels that his legs will carry him no further, when he has exhausted the last ounce of his energy. It isn’t just the incredible fatigue that he has to bear, it is the feeling that his body cannot go on. Sweet Chestnut gives his tired bones a fillip to go that extra mile. More than that, it puts hope into him that all is not lost and that there could be a rainbow ahead after that next turning.

Mental

Mentally, he has given up and that is why perhaps he has this ‘I’ve reached the end of the road’ feeling. He feels tortured mentally because nothing seems to be going his way till at last, he gives way to despair and feels there is nothing ahead to give him any kind of hope. However, even though it is extreme despair that he experiences, he never thinks of ending it all with suicide. All he does is feel terribly tired and gives up. Sweet Chestnut makes him hope and opens his mind to other avenues to explore where he could begin to see success.

Emotional

After suffering inside, he comes to a point when all he feels is a desolate nothingness. However lost he feels, he tries and hides his feelings from the world. Much of his heartache stems from the fact that he tries to do everything himself and doesn’t let others know what he is feeling. He quite forgets that burdens shared are burdens borne better. With Sweet Chestnut, he feels again and he learns to love and share both the good and the bad.

Spiritual

There’s a hollowness inside – a darkness of the soul. All belief seems to die and therein lies the utter hopelessness. His soul writhes in pain till it reaches a point when there is only desolation. Sweet Chestnut helps him tap the hidden springs within and lets hope flow over his parched soul. With belief comes the feeling that his soul can rise up and feel joy again.


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sukhera143 7 years ago from Home

Good work.


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breakfastpop 7 years ago

I find your hubs to be incredibly fascinating.Thank you.


ralwus 7 years ago

Very interesting. I hope never to be in those places again.


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dusanotes 7 years ago from Windermere, FL

I take a horse chestnut extract tablet each morning. Would that do some of the same good you're talking about with sweet chestnut? Nice Hub. Don White


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Aya Katz 7 years ago from The Ozarks

Shalini, it's nice to know there is a remedy for those so exhausted from trying that they are on the verge of losing hope!


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India Author

Thanks sukhera.

Always good to see you breakfastpop - thank you!

Charlie - I do hope so too, my friend!

dusanotes - that is made from the herb horse chestnut and is great for circulation. This is from the flower of the plant Castanea Sativa and is an essence and yes, they both do good in a similar way.

Aya - thanks for coming by and reading - always good to see you:)


Am I dead, yet? 7 years ago

Shalini, I have emailed someone this link (I hope you don't mind) but they can really see a benefit using this remedy! Thanks Shalini.


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India Author

AIDY - thank you. I've seen these work so well on so many and I do hope it does on your friend too!


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Godslittlechild 7 years ago

I have emailed this link to a family member. Thank you!


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Arthur Gulumian 7 years ago from Pasadena, CA

Great work Shalini, glad I stumbled on this article.


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cgull8m 7 years ago from North Carolina

Another great hub from Shalini, I hope those who are suffering from these symptoms take these remedies to cure it.


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India Author

Godslittlchild - I hope they find it useful.

Thanks Arthur for reading.

cgull, my friend - always appreciate you coming by.


cuba 5 years ago

i saw a way out for my sweetheart's probs frm dis sweet chestnut.


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Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India Author

That's great to hear, cuba!


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naturman 4 years ago from UK

I have been using sweet chestnut and find that it does help.


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Shalini Kagal 4 years ago from India Author

Glad it's of help. naturman!

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