What is gemmotherapy ?

Gemmotherapy is a field of herbal medicine that uses the buds and young shoots of trees and shrubs. They are harvested in the spring, at a time in their natural development cycle, and are prepared fresh in a mixture of water, alcohol and glycerine.

Buds and young shoots are composed of embryonic tissues in full development which contain all the power of the future plant; this is why they constitute a true concentrate of energy and vitality. They also contain many active principles that will no longer be present in the adult plant. This explains the wide range of applications and the effectiveness of gemmotherapy remedies.

Gemmotherapy was created by Dr. Pol Henry, a Belgian physician, in the 1960s. He published the results of his research and clinical tests in 1970 and called this new therapy "Phyto-embryotherapy". This discipline was later taken up and developed by Dr. Max Tétau, a French homeopath, who called it "Gemmotherapy". This word derives from the Latin "gemmae" meaning both plant bud and precious stone. This name has been universally adopted.

An important advantage of bud macerates is that their properties remain stable over time. The expiration date marked on the bottle is legally binding, but does not imply that the contents will have lost their properties after that date.

Why is it effective?

Buds and young shoots are composed of embryonic tissues that contain all the genetic information of the future plant. They are richer in nucleic acids and growth hormones than other tissues. They also contain vitamins, trace elements and minerals as well as other active principles that disappear as the plant develops. The bud acts on all the strata of the human being: physical, cellular and psychic.

As gemmotherapy uses tissues in full development, its remedies contain all the properties of the plant, i.e. the properties of the flowers, leaves, fruits, sapwood and roots. Thus, the glycerine macerate of linden buds (Tilia tomentosa) has the sedative properties of the flowers but also the depurative and diuretic virtues of the sapwood. It is the same for the extract of hawthorn bud (Crataegus oxyacantha) which has the properties of the fruit (action on the cardiac muscle) and the flower (action on the cardiac rhythm).

Also consider combining gemmotherapy with nutritherapy for maximum effectiveness. The bud gives the body information on where, when and how to use nutritherapy.

What is the standard dosage (adults)

Normally your therapist will give you the dosage that corresponds to your specific problem. Generally speaking, in the acute phase, 2 to 5 drops are taken 3 to 7 times a day. And this during one to three days at most. If the acute phase has not calmed down, it is probably necessary to change buds.

For a punctual treatment, one will take from 5 to 15 drops per day until the symptoms disappear and during 3 weeks maximum. If necessary, the treatment can be resumed for three weeks after a one week break. If the treatment has not had a positive effect, it is probably necessary to change buds.

For a basic treatment (preventive and curative), one will take from 5 to 15 drops per day during 3 weeks in a row followed by a week of stop and that three times in a row. Then one month of stop before taking again the same cycle, if necessary.

A 50 ml bottle contains about 700 drops; enough, for example, for 3 periods of 3 weeks at 10 drops per day or for 2 periods of 3 weeks at 15 drops per day.

HerbalGem products

The products are developed by Philippe Andrianne, the founder of HerbalGem. Moreover HerbalGem invests in an important research program in gemmotherapy in partnership with the University of Liege and independent accredited research laboratories.

What makes HerbalGem products different from those of other brands?

  • When the buds are harvested, they are stabilized within the hour in a mobile lab without refrigeration or freezing. This allows them to keep all their energy and constituents intact.
  • The vast majority of our products are organic. Some buds not available in organic quality are wild-crafted.
  • The maceration is done directly in the final mixture water/alcohol/glycerin in concentrated form at 1/20th of dry weight of bud. In the case of D1 macerate, the maceration is done in an alcohol/glycerine mixture only, which is then diluted to the 10th in a water/alcohol/glycerine mixture. As the maceration is not done in water, the following products of the bud will not be passed into the macerate: water-soluble principles, some vitamins and acids, most flavonoids, mineral salts and tannins.
  • As the macerate is concentrated, the dosage is 5 to 15 drops per day and therefore the alcohol absorption is reduced (1 to 4 drops). In the case of D1 macerate the dosage is 50 to 150 drops per day (not very practical) and therefore the alcohol absorption is important (15 to 45 drops).
  • The concentrated macerate can be used by children, who often also like its pleasant, fruity taste. It can also be used as a food flavoring. For babies, 1 to 2 drops can be added to the baby's bottle.

HerbalGem product ranges include:

The  unitary mother macerates  extracts containing all the properties of a single bud.

Gemmotherapy gemmotherapy complexes Gemmotherapy complexes are harmonious combinations of different mother macerates that address a specific problem.

Some  phytotherapy products  birch sap-based products, syrups, balms and mother tinctures (TM).

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List of symptoms and diseases with recommended products

Les données ci-dessous représentent les applications les plus courantes des produits de la gemmothérapie. Le produit en italique est celui recommandé en priorité par HerbalGem. Pensez aussi à utiliser le moteur de recherche rapide ou avancée du site pour trouver d'autres produits qui font référence au terme recherché. Mais n'oubliez pas que l'objectif de ce guide est de vous donner des informations préalables à la discussion avec votre thérapeute et que l'automédication n'est pas recommandée! Les données sont fournies à titre purement indicatif et sans engagement quant à leur exactitude.

The slimming program

The slimming program with birch sap and bud extracts.

The HerbalGem slimming program is ambitious in its promises: a real, progressive and durable slimming. It is important to modify the mechanism of our internal clock so as not to gain weight again afterwards.

This program takes into account physiological realities and is not for people who want to lose several pounds in three days or in one week. This program is for women and men who are determined to pursue a 90-day "slimming plan". Real slimming is based on this condition: continuity.

The action we advocate is in three stages:

  • Phase 1: Detoxification and elimination of waste.
    An initial detoxification, absolutely necessary, lasting 20 days. In this first phase, it is a matter of eliminating the waste that clogs up the body's tissues and the toxins that suffocate the cells. And as you know, there is currently no better depurative than the DEPURASEVE - bio. One 250 ml. flacon.
  • Phase 2: tissue drainage and weight reduction.
    Once the body has been "cleaned", we can move on to the second phase: a generalized drainage lasting 20 days or more depending on the needs. This will allow the elimination of water that infiltrates the intercellular space in excess, and the reduction of weight. This action is powerfully stimulated with the CELLUSEVE - bio. One 250 ml. flacon.
  • Phase 3: dissolving cellulite and eliminating fat.
    Once the body has been purified and drained, the final phase of this "plan" can be undertaken, namely the disincrustation, mobilization and elimination of the excess fat stored in the adipocytes, which will allow the dissolution of cellulite. This complex will therefore first eliminate superfluous waste before attacking cellulite. For this, the prolonged intake of CELLULIGEM - GC05 - bioIt is recommended to use a 50 ml bottle for at least 50 days. This phase can be started at the same time as the second phase. To get the most out of the cure, it is useful to watch your diet.