Red Chestnut

Aesculus carnea

"For those who find it difficult not to be anxious for other people. Often they have ceased to worry about themselves, but for those of whom they are fond they may suffer much, frequently anticipating that some unfortunate thing may happen to them."

—Edward Bach, The Twelve Healers

This remedy is for fear, anxiety or worry over the safety and wellbeing of others, and in particular loved ones. The person may be overly worried by a situation that is happening in the present, but they will also tend to imagine all sorts of negative scenarios that they project into the future. They will transmit their anxiety to their loved ones, shifting from care into over-care. Those around them may feel that the relationship feels suffocating or smothering.

Keywords: Fear, worry, or anxiety about the safety and wellbeing of loved ones, negative imagination of bad things to come

Positive state: Balanced and appropriate care for others, sense of security and trust