Did you know that tree buds and shoots extracts have been used since ancient times as natural remedies for various conditions? See how you can use these Gemmotherapy extracts at home with 20 natural remedies using tree buds and shoots extracts. But first.
Gemmotherapy, or the natural medicine that uses the extracts from tree buds, shoots to make gemmos. These gentle medicinal extracts from the cells that reside at the shoot and root tips of plants are very powerful when used accordingly. This branch of holistic natural medicine may be new to a lot of people, so we figured to share with you no less than 20 natural remedies using tree buds and shoots extracts to heal a wide range of conditions and symptoms. Without further ado, here is how to use tree buds and shoots extracts to heal.
20 Natural Remedies Using Tree Buds and Shoots Extracts
1. Canker Sores, Stomatitis, Gingivitis
Wild privet shoot extract (Ligustrum vulgare), 3-5 times a day, before meals. You can gargle with a natural mouthwash with calendula flowers glycerin extract and common comfrey root extract.
For this oral condition, a long term cure with bud extracts is required. In the morning you can take fir buds extract, at noon oak buds extract, and in the evening white birch buds extract (Betula pubescens), according to the leaflet.
To prevent the onset of influenza gemmotherapy recommends a two-week cure with flowered Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) and rosehip berries extracts. You can follow this cure for up to 2 months if you are at a higher risk of catching the flu. After the onset of influenza or respiratory infections, you can use the flowered Echinacea extract in combination with the following vegetal extracts:
- Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
- South-African geranium (Pelargonium sidoides – Umckaloabo)
- common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
4. Chronic Bronchitis
The natural remedy for chronic bronchitis in Gemmatherapy is the following:
- blackcurrant bud extract in the morning
- hornbeam bud extract in the afternoon
- walnut bud extract in the evening
Follow this cure for up to two months, pause for the next two months and resume if needed.
5. Chronic Sinusitis
As a prevention treatment for various types of allergies, Gemmotherapy uses the blackcurrant buds extract. In case of sensitivity to permanent allergens (house dust, drugs, food, etc.) follow 2-3 months of this treatment, with a two-month break, for longer periods of time. In case of seasonal allergies (pollen, hay), for sensitive people, it’s best to follow this treatment from March to May (start before the pollen season and continue until after it ends). You can find the extract below.
7. Rhinitis & Asthma
Gemmotherapy recommends blackcurrant buds extract in the morning and evening, and supplementing with hemp buds extract in the evening. Follow this cure for 2-3 months.
8. Persistent Cough
9. High Cholesterol
In the morning and evening supplement with olive young shoots extract. Follow this cure for 2-3 months and do it twice a year.
10. High Cholesterol
Related to High Blood Pressure and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
In the morning and evening supplement with hawthorn shoots extract and olive young shoots extract in the afternoon. Follow the cure for three months, then pause for a month. Repeat as needed, depending on your test results.
11. High Cholesterol
Related to High Blood Pressure and Stroke
In the morning – black alder buds extract and in the evening olive shoots extract. This is a 6 months-long cure. Resume if needed, after checking your test results and at the advice of a herbal doctor.
12. High Cholesterol Related to Diabetes
A 6-month cure with olive young shoots extract in the morning and evening and mulberry buds extract in the afternoon.
The Gemmotherapy treatment for diabetes is a two-months treatment as follows:
- mulberry buds extract, three times a day, 30 drops before meals
- walnut buds extract, three times a day, 30 drops after meals
If diabetes is associated with high cholesterol and high lipids, you can also take olive young shoots extract, three times a day for the following two months. If there is a rheumatic component to your diabetes, the two-months cure consists of taking olive shoots extract in the morning and evening, and birch sap extract in the afternoon. Resume if needed.
14. Gastritis & Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers
Fig buds extract three times a day for two months, pause for a month break. Follow in the spring and autumn or as needed (when going through very stressful situations). If you also experience restlessness or stress you can associate the treatment with silver linden buds extract, or valerian root extract, in the evening before bed.
15. Sluggish Bile
To improve a sluggish bile with Gemmotherapy, you can take rosemary shoots extract before meals, in the morning and in the afternoon, and maple buds extract in the afternoon, before lunch. Follow the treatment for two months, pause for one month, and repeat as needed. Avoid fatty foods and fried foods while doing this treatment.
16. Chronic Hepatitis
The Gemmotherapy treatment for chronic hepatitis uses a few natural bud extracts, as follows:
- Morning: Rosemary shoots extract before breakfast.
- Afternoon: Rosemary shoots extract before lunch.
- Evening: Juniper young shoots extract.
Follow this treatment for two months, then pause and continue with rye root extract in the morning and hazel buds extract in the afternoon and evening. Continue the treatment for 6 months, while reducing the number of drops with each month (30, 20, 15 drops). In the case that the pancreas is affected by hepatitis or cirrhosis, Gemmotherapy recommends walnut buds extract in the afternoon.
Maple buds extract, three times a day, 30 drops for 40 days. Pause for a month then resume if needed.
18. Food Allergies
In the afternoon rosemary shoots extract before lunch, while in the morning and evening blackcurrant buds extract until you see improvements. If you suffer from a chronic food allergy you can extend the treatment for two months.
19. Acute Cystitis (Relapsing)
For this, Gemmotherapy recommends taking 30 drops of heather shoots extract (Calluna vulgaris) three times a day, after meals for 30 minutes, and 30 drops of walnut buds extract, three times a day, before meals.
In the acute phase, increase the number of drops to 50 (2 ml) or 75 (3 ml) for 1-2 days, and the number of administrations per day, until your symptoms improve. It’s best to continue the treatment for a week after symptoms have improved. In severe cases, this treatment can be combined with the antibiotic recommended by your doctor.
20. Kidney Stones
As in the case of acute cystitis, Gemmotherapy recommends taking 30 drops of heather shoots extract (Calluna vulgaris) three times a day, after meals. Follow this treatment for 2 months, pause for a month pause and resume if needed.
How to Take Tree Buds and Shoots Extracts
Glycerinated macerates are generally administered in 1-3 month courses. In prolonged use, you begin by taking the recommended doses, after which it is possible to gradually reduce them, as the improvement of the symptoms is observed.
- Infants: 1-10 drops three times a day, following the doctor’s recommendation.
- Children (2 to 7 years of age): 5-20 drops three times a day.
- Adolescents: 10-30 drops (0.5 – 1 ml) three times a day.
- Adults: 50 drops (2 ml) two to three times a day.
- Elderly: 10-30 drops (0.5 – 1 ml) three times a day.
Just like us humans, plants make babies too. They pass all their vigor and energy through their sap into the offsprings, buds, and new branches, which buildup force and unparalleled healing powers. Tree buds and shoots extracts have harnessed all these healing properties from plants and this is why they have such extraordinary healing powers. Now you know how to use tree buds and shoots extracts for at least 20 different conditions and symptoms. Share on Pinterest and Facebook, and as always, stay healthy, naturally!