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Gemmotherapy for your health

What is gemmotherapy?

Gemmotherapy is an area of phytotherapy or herbal medicine that uses buds and young shoots of trees and shrubs. They are harvested in spring, at some point 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 the whole power of the future plant ; that is why they are a real energy and vitality concentrate. They also contain many active elements which will no longer be present in the mature plant. This explains the wide range of applications and the effectiveness of gemmotherapy remedies.

Gemmotherapy was created in the 60s by Dr. Pol Henry, a Belgian doctor. He published the results of his research and clinical trials in 1970 and called this new therapy "Phyto-embryotherapy". This discipline was taken up again and developed later on by Dr. Max Tétau, a French homeopath, who has 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 expiry date marked on the bottle is legally obligatory but does not imply that the content will have lost its properties after that date.

Why is it effective ?

The buds and young shoots are composed of embryonic tissues which contain all the genetic information of the future plant. In addition to containing vitamins, oligoelements, and minerals, buds and young shoots are richer in nucleic acids and growth hormones than other plant tissues. They also contain other active substances, such as auxins (phytohormones) and gibberellins (GAs or plant hormones), which start to disappear after a plant reaches a certain point in its growth. Buds affect all levels of the human being: physical, even cellular, and psychical.

As Gemmotherapy uses tissues in full development, its remedies combine the properties of the whole plant, i.e. as well those of the flowers, as those of the leaves, the fruits, the sapwood, and the rootlets. For example, the Linden Tree (TiliaTomentosa) gemmotherapy extract not only possesses the sedative properties of the flowers, but also the purifying and diuretic properties of the sapwood. The same applies to the gemmotherapy extract of Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha) which has the properties of the fruit (action on the cardiac muscle) and of the flower (action on the cardiac rhythm).

Think of combining Gemmotherapy with nutritherapy for a maximum of effectiveness. Gemmotherapy remedies give us something like an information on where, when and how to use the Nutritherapy products.

What is the standard dosage? (adults)

Normally your therapist will give you the dosage corresponding to your precise problem. In a general way, in acute phase, one will take from 2 to 5 drops 3 to 7 times per day. And that during one to maximum three days. If the acute phase is not calmed you probably need another bud.

For a one-time disease which is not in acute phase, take 5 to 15 drops per day until the symptoms disappear and during maximum 3 weeks. If necessary, after a week stopping, you can repeat the treatment during a new phase of three weeks. If such a long treatment does not have the expected result(s) you should better change of bud or remedy.

For a ground treatment (preventive and curative), take 5 to 15 drops per day for 3 weeks in a row followed by a week off and this three times. Then one month off before returning to the same cycle, if necessary.

A 50ml bottle contains roughly 700 drops. Enough, in example, for 3 cycles of a 3-week 10-drops/day treatment or for 2 cycles of a 3-week 15-drops/day treatment.

The HerbalGem products

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

What differentiates the products of the brand HerbalGem from those of other brands?

  • The fresh buds and embryonic plant tissues are stabilized at the time of harvesting in order to capture all the plant's minerals, vitamins, natural hormones and nucleic acids. The only use of fresh buds and shoots, is a critical element for ensuring the efficacy of the products.
  • The buds and young shoots have grown in the wild or in organic cultures far from possible sources of pollution. Most of the buds come from the Ardennes forests, in the South of Belgium where the HerbalGem laboratory is based.
  • The fresh buds or shoots are macerated in the final mixture of glycerine, alcohol and water, with a concentration of 1/20th of dry bud weight. Glycerine is selected as an excipient as it allows a better extraction of the embryonic ingredients. For D1 macerate the soaking happens in a mixture of only alcohol and glycerine, which is later diluted at 1/10th in a mixture of glycerine, alcohol and water. As there is no water for this soaking following products will not go over to the macerate: water-soluble elements, some acids and vitamins, most flavonoids, mineral salts and tannins.
  • As the HerbalGem mother-macerate is concentrated the dosage is 5 to 15 drops per day and so the absorption of alcohol is reduced to 1 to 4 drops. For D1 macerate the dosage is 50 to 150 drops per day which is not practical and gives a more important alcohol absorption (15 to 45 drops).
  • The concentrated HerbalGem mother-macerate can be used for children who moreover like its agreeable and fruity taste. It can also be used as food flavouring. For babies it is possible to put 1 to 2 drops in their feeding bottle.

The HerbalGem product line includes:

Unitary bud mother-macerates; extracts which contain all the properties of a single bud.

Gemmotherapy complexes, harmonious associations of various mother macerates which are useful for a targeted problem.

Phytotherapy products - products containing sap of birch, syrups, balsams, and mother tinctures (MT).

List of products per application

DEFENCE AND PROTECTION

  • ALLARGEM: to balance up an allergic ground, to get a relief quickly.
  • Blackcurrant: to invigorate the body constitution.
  • COLOGEM : to help restore the intestinal barrier
  • DEPURAGEM: to clean the body, to fight against the effects of alcohol
  • RASPBERRY : to harmonize hormonal balance, recommended in (post-) menopause
  • Juniper: to assist and relieve the liver
  • GINKGOGEM : to fight against free radicals
  • IMMUNOGEM: to stimulate and strengthen the natural defences
  • BILBERRY : significant anti-diabetic action by promoting assimilation of sugars and regulation of insulin levels
  • Walnut: to strengthen the intestinal flora, to support the immune system
  • Elm: to solve skin problems, to drain the body
  • Bramble: to appease obstructed airways, to reduce allergy
  • Dog Rose: to aid natural defences and growth of children
  • SANOGEM : to curb the development of pathogen germs
  • Silver Fir: to support mineral balance and calcium setting

BONES / MUSCLES / JOINTS

  • Cowberry: to fight against premature ageing of tissues, to lighten the problems of menopause, to drain the bladder
  • ARTIGEM: to relieve pain and to improve the flexibility of articulations
  • Blackcurrant: to invigorate the body constitution and combat rheumatism
  • Raspberry: to harmonize hormonal balance, recommended in (post-)menopause
  • Ash: to make flexible and strengthen ligaments and muscles
  • Bilberry: significant anti-diabetic action by promoting assimilation of sugars and regulation of insulin levels
  • OSTEOGEM: to facilitate the assimilation of calcium, to preserve the bones
  • Mountain Pine: to fight against the destruction of cartilage, to regenerate cells at the articular level
  • Horsetail: to consolidate the bone structure, to facilitate the assimilation of calcium
  • Bramble: to counter knee osteoarthritis and osteoporosis
  • Dog Rose: to aid natural defences and growth of children
  • GIANT REDWOOD : to strengthen bones, to make tendons and ligaments flexible
  • Virginia Creeper: to relieve the small finger joints, tendons and ligaments
  • Grape Vine: to slow articular deformation

CIRCULATION

  • Sweet Almond: to thin blood, to lower the rate of triglycerides in blood, to preserve the proper functioning of the kidneys
  • Judas tree: to assist blood irrigation (pain in hands and feet), to reduce eye tension
  • Hawthorn: to strengthen and protect the heart, to maintain a correct tension
  • Hornbeam: to eliminate toxins from blood
  • Sweet Chestnut: to facilitate the venous circulation
  • CHOLESTEGEM: to stabilize good cholesterol, to reduce bad cholesterol
  • Lemon-tree: to drain the venous system (in the legs)
  • CORDIAGEM: to treat heart and arteries
  • Dogwood: to protect the heart and the venous system
  • Hedge Maple: to reduce cholesterol, to treat atherosclerosis
  • GINKGOGEM: to improve blood circulation, to assist concentration and memory, to fight against free radicals, to bring oxygen to the brain
  • Mistletoe: to protect the heart, to reach a correct tension
  • MAIZE: to solidify vascular walls
  • Horse Chestnut: to improve venous circulation
  • Olive: to stimulate concentration and memory
  • Black Poplar: to naturally clean arteries
  • Service tree: to promote good blood circulation
  • Tamarisk: to promote and maintain the level of iron in the blood
  • VENAGEM: to relieve heavy legs

DETOX

  • Birch: elimination of wastes
  • DEPURAGEM: to clean the body, to fight against the effects of alcohol
  • DEPURASEVE: to clean the body of wastes and toxins
  • Ash: TO reduce the level of uric acid, to cure gout condition
  • Juniper: to help and relieve the liver
  • Elm: to solve skin problems, to drain the body
  • PRESTAGEM: to harmonize the prostatic function
  • Rosemary: to trap free radicals, to protect the hepatic system
  • Rye: to regulate the liver, to harmonize the prostate function
  • Linden tree: to drain the nervous system, to support a good sleep

TRANSIT AND DIGESTION

  • COLOGEM : to help restore the intestinal barrier
  • TRANSIGEM : to promote the intestinal transit

SLENDERNESS AND SKIN

  • Comfrey Ointment: to regenerate the conjunctive tissues and the skin
  • Cedar of Lebanon: to drain the cutaneous system, to eliminate toxins from the body
  • CELLULIGEM: to eliminate durably cellulitis
  • CELLUSEVE: to eliminate the excess weight and the associated problems
  • DEPURASEVE: to clean the body of wastes and toxins
  • Fig tree: to reduce the problems of stress, to procure a good night rest
  • Juniper: to help and relieve the liver
  • HORSE CHESTNUT : to reduce skin problems in the face
  • Bilberry: to support the assimilation of sugar, to control the level of insulin
  • Elm: to resolve skin problems, to drain the body
  • Oriental Plane Tree: to act on the coloured plaques of the skin

RESPIRATORY TRACT

  • European Alder: to decrease the inflammatory phases at the respiratory and venous level, to support the kidneys
  • Hornbeam: to eliminate the blood toxins
  • Hazel: to drain the lungs
  • PROPOLIS L.S.: to reinforce the immune system, to kill the microbes of the respiratory tracts
  • Bramble: to alleviate obstructed respiratory tracts, to reduce allergies
  • SINUGEM: to render healthy the respiratory tracts
  • Smoker's Syrup: to fight against cough of smokers, to strengthen the lungs
  • Syrup for Colds and Chills: to fight against colds and chills
  • Wayfaring tree: to alleviate respiratory tracts
  • CEDAR OF LEBANON : to soothe irritated respiratory tract

RELAXATION

  • Hawthorn: to act as sedative of the central nervous system (CNS)
  • CALMIGEM: to reduce nervousness, to combat stress
  • Fig tree: to reduce stress problems, to get a good night rest
  • NOCTIGEM: to promote sleep, to increase the quality of the sleep
  • Hazel: to balance the nervous system
  • Olive: to fight against obsessional neurosis
  • Apple tree: to calm the nervous system in cases of overwork, to help in case of dependencies (alcohol and tobacco)
  • Linden tree: to promote a good sleep

FORM AND ENERGY

  • Blackcurrant: to invigorate the body
  • Oak: to invigorate the body
  • Fig tree: to reduce stress problems, to get a good night rest
  • Juniper: to help and relieve the liver
  • GINKGOGEM : to promote concentration and memory, to oxygenate the brain
  • MEMOGEM: to stimulate memory and concentration, to increase resistance against fatigue
  • Olive: to stimulate concentration and memory
  • Giant Redwood: to invigorate the body in general
  • TONIGEM: to invigorate, to fight against tiredness and somnolence, to drive out depression

FEMININE FUNCTIONS

  • Cowberry: to fight against premature ageing of tissues, to reduce problems of the menopause, to drain the bladder
  • European Alder: to counter cystitis and fibroids
  • Birch: to counter frigidity
  • Raspberry: to harmonize the hormonal balance, to relieve the difficult menstruations, recommended in (post-)menopause
  • Elm: to resolve skin problems, to drain the body
  • Apple tree: to fight against hot flushes, to help in case of dependencies (alcohol and tobacco)
  • Service tree: to promote a good blood circulation

MASCULINE FUNCTIONS

  • Blackcurrant: to invigorate the body, recommended in the treatment of prostatitis and chronic gout
  • PRESTAGEM: to harmonize the prostatic function
  • Rye: to regulate the liver function, to harmonize the prostatic function
  • Giant Redwood: to fortify the body, to revitalize the sexual activity

SIGHT

  • Juniper: to help and relieve the liver
  • Bilberry: significant anti-diabetic action by promoting assimilation of sugar and regulation of insulin levels and so improving the view
  • OPTIGEM: to improve the ocular function, to relieve tiredness of the eyes
  • Optigem Eye drops: to relieve sensible and tired or dry eyes

VOICE

  • Fig tree: to reduce stress problems, to get a good night rest
  • PROPOLIS L.S.: to reinforce the immune system, to kill the microbes of the respiratory tracts
  • Syrup for your Voice: to relieve the vocal cords, to refresh the voice

List of symptoms with recommended products

The following information represents the most common applications of the HerbalGem products for gemmotherapy. HerbalGem recommends with priority the products in italic. You can also use our search tool to find additional products that refer to the searched criteria. But never forget that the purpose of these guides is to give you information prior to discussion with your therapist. Self-medication is not recommended! The information is provided as guidance only and without any commitment to their accuracy.

The slimming program

The slimming program based on birch sap and bud extract.

The slimming program from HerbalGem is ambitious in his promises: a real progressive and permanent thinning. It is important to change the mechanism of our internal clock so as not to resume weight later.

This program takes into account the physiological facts and is not intended for people who want to lose several kilograms in three days or a week. This program is for women and men decided to pursue a "slimming plan" for a period of 90 days. The true thinning is based on this condition: continuity.

The action that we recommend is taking place in three stages:

  • Phase 1: Detoxification and elimination of waste.
    An initial detoxification, absolutely necessary, for a period of 20 days. The goal, in this first phase, is to dispose of waste that clog the tissues of the body and toxins that suffocate the cells. And, as you know, there is currently no better depurative than the DEPURASEVE.
  • Phase 2: drainage of the tissues and weight reduction.
    The body having been "cleaned", we can go on with the second phase: a generalized drainage for a period of 20 days or more as needed. It will allow the elimination of water that infiltrates to excess intercellular space, and weight reduction. This action is strongly stimulated with CELLUSEVE.
  • Phase 3: dissolution of cellulite and elimination of fat.
    The body being purified and drained, one can then begin the final phase of this "plan", namely the descaling, the mobilization and the elimination of the excess fat stored in the adipocytes, allowing the dissolution of cellulite. To achieve this objective a long intake of CELLULIGEM for at least 50 days is recommended. This phase can start at the same time as the second phase. To maximize the benefits of the cure, it is useful to monitor one's diet.
ALLARGEM - GC01 - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Blackcurrant bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
COLOGEM - GC19 - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
DEPURAGEM - GC07 - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Raspberry bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Juniper bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
GINKGOGEM - GC08 - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
IMMUNOGEM - GC09 - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Bilberry bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Walnut bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Elm bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Bramble bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Dog Rose bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
SANOGEM - GC18 - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Silver Fir bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Cowberry bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
ARTIGEM - GC02 - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Ash bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
OSTEOGEM - GC13 - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Mountain pine bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Horsetail bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Giant Redwood bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Virginia Creeper bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Grape Vine bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Sweet Almond bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Judas tree bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Hawthorn bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Hornbeam bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Sweet Chestnut bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
CHOLESTEGEM - GC06 - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Lemon-tree mother-macerate, inner bark extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
CORDIAGEM - GC04 - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Dogwood bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Hedge Maple bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Mistletoe bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Maize bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Horse Chestnut bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Olive bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Black Poplar bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Service tree bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Tamarisk bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
VENAGEM - GC17 - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Birch bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
PRESTAGEM - GC14
22.86 €
50 ml
Rosemary bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Linden tree bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
TRANSIGEM - GC20 - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Comfrey balm- organic
10.21 €
60 ml
Cedar of Lebanon bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
CELLULIGEM - GC05 - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
CELLUSEVE: for Slenderness - organic
14.42 €
250 ml
Fig tree bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Oriental Plane Tree bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Alder bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Hazel bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Enriched Propolis (Broad Spectrum) - organic
9.32 €
15 ml
SINUGEM - GC15 - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Smoker's Syrup - organic
10.92 €
250 ml
Syrup for Colds and Chills - organic
10.92 €
250 ml
Wayfaring tree bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
CALMIGEM - GC03 - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
NOCTIGEM - GC11 - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Crab Apple tree bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
Oak bud extract - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
MEMOGEM - GC10 - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
TONIGEM - GC16 - organic
22.86 €
50 ml
OPTIGEM - GC12
22.86 €
50 ml
Optigem Eye drops
8.38 €
10 ml
Syrup for your Voice - organic
10.92 €
250 ml
DEPURASEVE - organic
11.94 €
250 ml