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All that I could find, written by Bach about Red Chestnut has been collected here. Bach regarded the text from "The Twelve Healers & Other Remedies" (1936) as the final and simple version.
Bach gooide de oudere versies van de twaalf genezers weg en verving ze steeds door de nieuwere, naarmate hij meer remedies ontdekte. De oudere versies zijn hier opgenomen met de bedoeling de ontwikkeling te kunnen bestuderen.
Gebruik voor het selecteren van een remedie a.u.b. "De Twaalf Genezers & Andere Remedies" uit 1936, zoals Bach bedoeld heeft.

Red Chestnut   -   Aesculus carnea


September 1936: Wallingford Lecture (Collected Writings, pg 8/23; Original Writings, pg 161)

There are five types of fear, and therefore there are five remedies, one for each type.
...
Lastly, the fifth kind is the fear for others, especially those dear to us.
If they return late, there is the thought that some accident must have happened; if they go for a holiday, the dread that some calamity will befall them. Some illnesses become very serious complaints, and there is a great anxiety even for those who are not dangerously ill. Always fearing the worst and always anticipating misfortune for them.
The remedy made from the Red Chestnut Blossom of the tree so well known to all of us, soon removes such fears and helps us to think more normally.

September 1936: The Twelve Healers & Other Remedies ()

(NameBach's botanical nameCurrently used botanical name
if changed)
RED CHESTNUTAEsculus 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.

Red Chestnut Julian Barnard     / Mechthild Scheffer     / the Bach Centre