When it comes to our loved ones, we want to do everything in our power to keep them safe and protected. But for some people, this innate desire can go a little too far, leaving them feeling constantly anxious and worried about the safety of those around them. If this sounds like you, then Red Chestnut Bach flower remedy could be right for you. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the Red Chestnut remedy and how it can help you overcome your excessive concern for others. So, if you’re ready to enjoy greater peace of mind and freedom from worry, read on!

Red Chestnut Bach Flower: For over-concern for others

If you’re someone who is constantly anxious for the safety of your loved ones, then you may benefit from using the Bach flower remedy Red Chestnut. This remedy can help to ease your fears and allow you to focus on yourself more, rather than constantly worrying about others.

If need Red Chestnut you are caring, compassionate and can tune in to others and empathise easily. But sometimes this compassion overspills and can mean you’re constantly watching out for your loved ones in case something bad happens. For example, parents staying up waiting for their child to return home safely or sitting by the phone awaiting a text to say they’ve arrived safely at a destination.

It is often mothers and fathers who have strong bonds to their children and are almost too strongly tied to them or projecting their fears or worries onto them. Red Chestnut can just slightly loosen that tie so that you can both enjoy life freely without worry.

The positive potential of Red Chestnut is to have a more balanced level of concern for others without this becoming too excessive and where you can both enjoy a life of freedom.

Red Chestnut Bach Flower in Brief When you’re in a negative state, people who need Red Chestnut can feel:
You’re anxious for your loved ones

You are overly concerned for the safety of others – terribly afraid or worried

You always think something bad will happen to your loved ones

You have great attachment to someone

You can be overprotective

You have a strong inner bond with someone but are unable to “cut the cord”

You take on the worries of others

While in a positive state, Red Chestnut can help you:
To have a balanced level of concern

To remain calm and keep perspective

To empathise with others without making them your own

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At Mindful Remedies you can creative your own personalised remedy blend or book a consultation with a practitioner who can provide tailored advice.

Other Bach flowers for Anxiety


Aspen is for anxieties where there is no known cause, it is more of a general foreboding, apprehension and a constant feeling of unease. You don’t exactly know why you’re anxious though – which is the difference between Aspen and Mimulus.


Agrimony is for people who hide their worries behind a smile. They put a brave face on their problems and pretend to the world that everything is fine, when underneath they are suffering mental torment. This sometimes comes out at night when the person isn’t distracted by their busy daytime life.


Mimulus is the flower remedy for anxieties where there is a known cause for example, anxiety around health, money, fear of redundancy… and so on. People who need Mimulus are also often shy, timid and sensitive in nature.

Rock Rose

Rock Rose is for panic and terror where the person feels suddenly escalating anxieties which leave them struck by terror or panic attacks. The person’s fears may start out as more needing Mimulus or Red Chestnut but have now escalated to a more extreme state.

White Chestnut

White Chestnut is for people who have an overactive mind and they constantly think things over in their head. Their brain just won’t shut off and they replay events or issues round in their mind. This can lead to insomnia.

More about Bach flower remedies What are Bach flower remedies?

Bach Flower remedies were created in the 1930s by Dr Bach an English physician and homeopath. He created 38 different flower remedies (plus Rescue Remedy) with each one relating to a different emotional issue. They can help with all sorts of emotional support such as stress, anxiety, depression, motivation and sleep.

They are 100% natural, have no side effects and won’t interact with any existing medication you’re taking. They are gentle in their transformation.

How do you take Bach flower remedies?

Flower remedies have been used for decades to help with a wide range of ailments. You can take them by mouth either on your tongue or added to a drink, and the recommended dose is four drops, four times per day. If you feel like it’s necessary, then you can take more often – there isn’t any potential risk involved because these plants work through vibration energy so just follow what feels right for yourself at that moment

Selecting your remedies

When selecting the flower remedies we look at what emotions are impacting you at this current time. The flower remedies work like peeling an onion – we address the outer layer first and slowly work inwards to the deeper layers. You can select up to seven remedies per bottle.

At Mindful Remedies we create only personalised remedies so you can select any of the 38 remedies within a bottle choosing up to seven. Alternatively, you can book a personal consultation with Lucy, a Bach flower practitioner and she will recommend the remedies she thinks will best suit you.

Some helpful links are below –

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