gemmotherapy


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gemmotherapy

(jem″ther′ă-pē) [L. gemma, bud, gem + therapy]
Any form of herbal or plant-derived therapy that consists of or is made from the buds and sometimes other very young parts of plants.

gemmotherapy (jeˈ·mō·theˑ·r·pē),

n the use of plant/glycerin or plant/alcohol macerates mixed according to the French Pharmacopia to treat the tissues and organs for which the mixtures have an affinity.
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Gemmotherapy is a new form of herbal medicine using extracts of embryonic tissues from fresh plant, such as young buds, shoots, leaves and rootlets.
Blake also has had some luck with gemmotherapy, which uses herbal extracts from the buds and emerging shoots of plants.
Massage, homeopathy, and gemmotherapy (plant) remedies are examples of effective drainage techniques.
A chapter on gemmotherapy introduces a type of phytotherapy based on maceration of plant buds and shoots.
Before introducing the primary thirty-four most common plants currently-being macerated to produce gemmotherapy extracts, it might be helpful to have a quick general review of what chemical analysis reveals a plant.
Holistic veterinarians who use gemmotherapy recommend bloodtwig dogberry for the thyroid, using it as an adjunct treatment for detoxifying and strengthening the thyroid gland.
In gemmotherapy embryonic parts of plants (Young shoots buds) are collected in growing season (spring) of plants, as at this stage metabolic activities of plants are very fast so their defense system is also very active, producing a large number of compounds.