Castanea sativa Keywords: Extreme mental anguish Sweet Chestnut is for agonizing mental anguish, described by Dr Bach as ‘the hopeless despair of those who feel they have reached the limit of their endurance.’ It may take the form of intense sorrow; sufferers can feel almost destroyed by it. Dejection is accompanied by a sense of loneliness and feeling that the future is bleak and utterly hopeless. People in need of Sweet Chestnut may feel on the point of nervous breakdown, though not suicidal. There may be the feeling that God has forsaken them. The state may follow a bereavement, or years of difficulty, suffered bravely and uncomplainingly. Bach Flower Remedies Created by a Harley Street doctor in the 1930's, the Bach Flower Remedies are 38 plant and flower based remedies that can help you manage the emotional demands of everyday life. Each remedy aids a specific emotion. You can take them individually or mix them together to match the way you feel. Looking for Bach Flower Remedies for Pets?