White Chestnut

Aesculus hippocastanum

"For those who cannot prevent thoughts, ideas, arguments which they do not desire from entering their minds. Usually at such times when the interest of the moment is not strong enough to keep the mind full. Thoughts which worry will remain, or if for a time thrown out, they will return. They seem to circle round and round and cause mental torture. The presence of such unpleasant thoughts drives out peace and interferes with being able to think only of the work or pleasure of the day."

—Edward Bach, The Twelve Healers

White Chestnut addresses repetitive, obsessive, anxious thoughts that go round and round in the head. The person may replay thoughts, conversations or the events of the day in their mind. In this way, they disconnect from the present and may feel unable to focus on the task at hand. In addition to anxiety, this state can lead to insomnia.

Keywords: Repetitive, obsessive thoughts; overactive, over-worried, overfocused mind; attention issues

Positive state: A clear and tranquil mind, constructive thinking