(use of Gemmo's) is a
modern method of draining the body of toxins. It is a drainage therapy using the buds and other very young parts of
plants such as the buds or other embryonic plant tissues to stimulate elimination of toxic compounds from the body
by opening up cellular detoxification
Gemmo's are harvested in the spring, throughout the period of
cellular division and plant growth.
They are embryonic plant
stem cells - the fresh buds and vegetative tissues in the growing stage - that have been cultured macerated and
made into a gemmotherapy.
Gemmotherapy incorporates the
buds of fresh plants or embryonic tissues in the growth phase, such as young
shoots because these tissues are rich in growth factors
During this stage the plants contain the
highest concentration of active growth factor hormones, auxins and
These hormonal agents contain valuable informative matter
required for the drainage of various organs and tissues at the cellular level.
Auxin is a hormone found in plantss
in vitro studies show that auxins stimulate cell growth. Auxins have a fetal hormonal action and are
found only in the buds of a plant.
Gibberellins are the other principle
factors in these remedies.
Gemmotherapy is used in drainage
of specific organs and even parts of specific organs.
Gemmos stimulate RNA and
protein synthesis very effectively and the current homeopathic
remedies we use in practice, because they are prepared from the whole plant (often flowering)
have these key elements present.
Gemmotherapy compatible with
classical homeopathy and is a branch of "phytotherapy" that
was discovered by Henri Pol Bruxele and colleagues in 1965.
Gemmotherapy was further developed by
Dr. Tetau, a French doctor and Belgium homeopathic doctors in the late
1950's and early 1060's.
Gemmotherapy is used in
Europe, especially in France and there is a whole body of research of the
effectiveness. It is slowly moving to the USA and is used by
Homeopathic Practitioners trained in their
Oligotherapy uses something
called "dechelating lithotherapy" which uses dilutions of minerals and rocks to help
liberate oligoelements (trace elements) so they can be more
efficiently utilized by the body.
metal based homeopathic dilutions of trace elements to improve enzyme function
and is commonly used with the other therapies mentioned.
mineral therapy) is often used concurrently with gemmotherapy as they act as
The oligo elements catalyze the enzymatic systems of the body to
more efficiently utilize the gemmotherapy: allowing detoxification that
would take months with gemmotherapy alone to happen within weeks.
In homeopathy "organ drainage"
means that stimulate one or
more organs with an excretory function to the opening up of exit channels so toxins
can then be freed land excreted by the
homeopathic remedies and finally exit the body.
Gemmotherapy is a homeopathic drainage
method that allows for tissue
detoxification and increases the drainage possibilities of the
homeopathic remedies that follow.
Gemmos are used with the normal excretory system such as the kidneys, liver,
lymph or bowels are sufficient.
If organs are blocked, too loaded
wtih toxins, insufficient or deficient, then gemmotherapy should be used to
clear the way for drainage and detoxification.
To ensure that the treatment using the homeopathic "simillimum"
remedy produces the desired results, gemmotherapy should be used first in
order to clear the way for drainage and detoxification so the remedy can
There are several homeopathic
remedies used in classical homeopathic as drainage remedies. The
most frequently use ones are based on the affinities to an certain organ. These are the
traditional homeopathic remedies for organ drainage
stimulated by Berberis and
tincture drainage uses Berberis)
(alba) pectinata - Red Fir Indicated for: children's teeth and bones, decalcification of bones,
demineralization of tissues, formation of bone callus, rhinopharyngitis,
dental caries, pyorrhea, alveolitis, fractures.
Alnus Incana - Red Alder Indicated for: Female sexual organs; bones; liver. Fibrocystic breasts;
helps dry up the milk after lactation; uterine fibroids; osteoporosis;
Ampelopsis Weitchii - Wild Woodvine -
commonly used Indicated For:Joints, connective tissue and synoviae. Anti-inflammatory action in
rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative arthrosis (arthritis) with painful and
rapid progression; especially in the small joints in the elderly; as a
support remedy in chronic affections of the connective tissue. Known
for the treatment of local indurations of fibrous tissue that takes the
place of a tendon in sheet like muscles, ligament and muscle due to the
formation of fibrous tissues. It is very known for the hardening of the
palmer fibrous tissue in Dupuytren's Disease, is an abnormal
thickening of the tissue just beneath the skin. It is also used for
Common White Birch - commonly used Indicated For: Immune system; liver; metabolism.
Stimulates the immune system; promotes the detoxifying function of the
liver; useful in dysmetabolic illnesses such as gout.
Acts as an antihistamine, facilitates thyroid function,
degenerative inflammatory diseases, gout, periodontitis, puberty, menopause,
finger arthritis, pyorrhea, myocarditis. Deeper action than Betula verrucosa, Intense
diuretic, kidney drainage. Anti-inflammatory. Immunomodulator.
Antithrombotic. Stimulates Kupffer cells of the liver, liver drainage.
Stimulates bone regeneration.
Therapeutic actions: Good for skin
conditions and valuable in rheumatic diseases. Activates the diuresis and
elimination of organ wastes. Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, rematerializing,
and anti-thrombotic properties
Clinical indications: Fatigue, particularly
in the elderly. Hypercholesterolemia. Gout. Joint pain. Osteoporosis.
Rickets. Hepatitis. Pancreatitis. Upper respiratory infections (bronchitis,
pleurisy, colds, flu, pharyngitis, sinusitis). Allergies. Prevents
arthritis. Bone fractures and decalcification. Impotence and sexual
Betula Pendula -
Silver Birch Buds - commonly used Indicated For: Helps eliminate uric acid. Used in the treatment of
rheumatism, kidney disorders, and skin problems. Stimulates endocrine
system. Used in the treatment of impotence, frigidity and certain depressive
states. Liver and kidney drainer. Anti inflammatory used in the treatment of
osteoarthritis. Combine with
Ilex aquifolium (Holly) for benign breast fibroids.
Betula pubescens - Common (White) Birch
Indicated For: Kidneys; scalp. Helps eliminate uric acid.
Used in the treatment of rheumatism, kidney disorders, and skin problems.
Anti-inflammatory indicated in all types of joint pains and stiffness.
Stimulates bone regeneration; osteoporosis. Marked diuretic action; renal
and cardiac insufficiency; gout; premature baldness. Combine with
Alnus glutinosa (European Alder) for chronic inflammation. Caution: This
remedy may increase the serum levels of Lithium.
Cornus Sanguinea - Common Dogwood, Blood Twig Indicated For:
Brings endocrine function into balance.
Anti-necrotic (in first stages of post infarct).Anticoagulant (for sticky,
thick, or elevated platelets)
Therapeutic actions: Enhances the normal
physiology of clotting, thereby maintaining blood fluidity. Prevents
impending infarction. Anti-necrotic properties on tissues. Drains arteries
on the arterial level and is anti-inflammatory. Anti-thrombotic remedy.
Stimulates bone marrow. Stimulates kupffer cells of the liver.
Clinical indications: Cardiovascular
system: acute thrombosis, acute necrosis, infarction (first stages), post
stent surgery, coronary insufficiency, coronaritis. Bipolar disorder: issues
of blood coagulation- anticoagulant when heparin resistance test is high.
Tonic action on arteries during atherosclerosis. Renal system: active in
nephrosis. Glandular system: (for endrocrine balancing through drainage):
major remedy for hypothyroidism with thyrotoxicosis, goitre, exopthalmia.
Corylus avellana - Hazel Indicated for: Acts as an astringent, bronchitis, allergic coryza, emphysema, pulmonary
sclerosis, cirrhosis, anemia.
Fagus Sylvatica - Beech Indicated For:
Hypoagammaglobulinemia, increasing the liver's
ability to make globulin. Stimulation of the immune system. Anti-histamine
Therapeutic actions: Fibrosclerotic remedy
of the respiratory and renal systems. Powerful immuno-stimulant properties.
Antiallergenic and antihistamine properties. Lowers cholesterol, uric acid,
Clinical indications: Respiratory system:
pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema. Renal system: nephroangiosclerosis,
interstitial nephritis, renal insufficiency, renal lithiasis, uric lithiasis.
Immune system: good in hypogammaglobulinemia, increasing immunoglobulin.
Anergy, allergies, infections, Vascular system: atheromatosis, reduces
cholesterol, celiac disease when associated with low globulin.
Fig - commonly used Indicated for: Anxiety neurosis, depression, duodenal ulcer, facial neuralgia,
bulimia, dyspepsia, mania, anemia, headaches, psychosomatic disorders,
colitis, vertigo, depression. Opens elimination channels and support the
kidneys. Helps regulate the endocrine system and alleviate psychosomatic
disorders. An excellent remedy for stress and stomach related issues;
herniated diaphragms, ulcers, gastritis, colitis. Positive effect on
bulimia. Stomach Drainer. Used for PTSD - post traumatic stress syndrome
after head injury, post concussion syndrome. Stress relaxant, antidepressant,
quiets rushing thoughts preventing sleep, settles emotions, increases
Alnus glutinosa (European Alder) for gastro-duedenal ulcer. Combine with
Juglans regia (European Walnut) for chronic eczema, psoriasis, chronic
Digestive system: Restores
the hepatic function in case of hepatomegaly (enlargement of the liver),
jaundice, acute and chronic hepatitis. It is active in case of
splenomegaly (dilated spleen). As antispasmodic, it facilitates the
rebalancing of the biliary function.
Respiratory system: relieves bronchial congestion
and expectorant, itís indicated in the case of: Hacking cough and
convulsive during infection of the superior respiratory tracts.
Tracheobronchial. Cough and of spasmodic asthma. Hiccup. Laryngitis with
hoarseness and aphonia.
Anti-inflammatory: Cervicitis (inflammation of the
uterine cervix). Conjunctivitis.
Circulatory System: Arteritis.Coronarites,
peristalsis of the cardiac muscle. Thrombophlebitis.
- Apple Tree Indicated For: Anti-inflammatory indicated for migraines of vascular
origin. Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides. Stimulates brain through
increased circulation and oxygenation useful in overwork, mental tiredness,
lack of concentration. A nerve sedative it relives anxiety, calms, lowers
blood pressure and facilitates sleep. Recommended for cigarette addiction.
Morus Nigra - Black Mulberry
Indicated For: Stimulates pancreatic secretion. Helps prevent the
complications of diabetes, including vascular complications. Adjuvant in the
treatment of atherosclerosis.
Digestive System: Diabetes. Esophageal dysphagia. Hiatal hernia. Chronic
Circulatory System: Atherosclerosis, Retinal hemorrhage, diabetic
retinopathy. Diabetic ulcers. Diabetic vasculopathy
- Mountain Pine - commonly used Indicated for: Anti-inflammatory, removes heavy metals from the body.
It is a joint, liver and lymph drainer. Regenerative action on the cartilage and joints and tendons. Arthritis,
rheumatism, fibromyalgia., carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoporosis, fractures. Hip, Knee action. Used for fractures in
children and the elderly, demineralization of the tissues, arthritis.
It can also effect the nervous system in cases of dystonia.
Prunus Spinosa - Blackthorn (Buds) Indicated for: general tonic and stimulator
of the body, especially after a difficult physical problem that affected its
general energy. It is indicated when there is a physical and emotional
weakness after a stressful situation or disease, with or without anorexia or
other appetite troubles. Is especially indicated in the lack of appetite of
children, after a viral infection or flu.
Black Currant - commonly used Indicated for: Excellent in all forms of adrenal insufficiency; has a
cortisone-like action; excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic remedy.
Arthritis, rhinitis, asthma, emphysema gastritis, urticaria, allergies, erythema; many other conditions. Allergic disorders, hay fever, inflammation
of the respiratory tract, inflammation of the digestive system, inflammation
of the urinary system, eczema, psoriasis, acne, sinusitis, rhinitis, chronic
bronchitis, coryza, asthma, mononucleosis, emphysema, urticaria, prostatitis,
inflamed tendons and ligaments, fractures, tendonitis, gout, hypotension,
headaches, anemia, pancreatitis, infant rhinopharyngitis, duodenal ulcer.
Rosa canina -
Dog Rose Indicated for: Very good general remedy for inflammatory states;
especially in URT infections; in children; some remarkable results in
allergies; recurrent otitis, tonsillitis, and influenza; delayed growth,
anemia, osteoporosis; migraines and headaches, children rhinopharyngitis,
inflammatory conditions, warts, goiter, herpes, synovitis.
Syringa Vulgaris - Tamaris Indicated For: Supports the cardiovascular system. Specific remedy for
the treatment of the coronary vessels of the heart; increases blood flow in
the coronaries. Dosage starts at 5-10 drops once a day to avoid positive
inotrope. Heart Drainer. Combine with Crataegus oxycantha (English
Hawthorne) as a heart drainer.
Zea - Maize Indicated
Anti-inflammatory. Kidney and liver drainage. Diuretic Therapeutic actions:
properties at the cardiac level. Active in coronary heart disease. Selective
anti-inflammatory of the arteries and myocardium. Produces a fall in blood
transaminase (AST/ALT) levels. Considered a kidney and liver drainer.
Clinical indications: Cardiovascular:
Sequelae of myocardial infarctions. Coronary insufficiency Renal: For kidney and urinary conditions, cystitis, and pyelonephritis
Black Currant The blackcurrant bud is a very important medication. It is active on the adrenal
cortex, stimulating the secretion of anti-inflammatory hormones. It has a marked
anti-allergic action. It is indicated in all forms of inflammation in which the
sedimentation rate is greatly accelerated and in allergic states regardless of
their clinical manifestations rhinitis, bronchitis, asthma, gastritis, migraine,
urticaria, angioneurotic oedema, and allergic rheumatism.
Rosa canina -
Dog Rose Extremely valuable in the treatment of migraine and headache resistant to
standard treatment and in which there is almost always an allergic component. It
is of value to prescribe it in association in such cases with Ribes Nigrum,
when in complements the adrenal cortical stimulation and with Tilia, which
have an effect as a plant tranquilizer.
oxyacantha - Hawthorne Excellent regulator of cardiac movement which is slow.
Increases myocardial tone, in particular in the left side of the heart. Has a
sedative effect on all precordial pain. Indicated in cardiac insufficiency and
associated symptoms, cardiac spasms, tachycardias and arythmias as well as in
Zea - Maize
Favors post-infarction healing of cardiac tissue and produces a fall in
blood transaminase levels. Indicated in the sequelly of myocardial infarction.
Cardiovascular and Hematological
systems - Arterial Circulation Disturbances
(alba) pectinata - Red Fir Helps fixation of calcium in the bones. Indicated above all in children
with bony decalcification, rickets, dental caries and lymph node hypertrophy.
Also gives valuable results in alveolo-dental pyorrhoea. Use in fibromyalgia.
Common White Birch Targets the cleansing of the liver and other organ systems.
It is known as the universal drainer and is an excellent general remedy
for strengthening the immune system> Useful for the following conditions:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Hip joint and Osteoarthritis -stimulates local
Infections of the ear, nose and throat
idaea - Wine berry (Cowberry) This bud is an excellent medication for the intestine. It
should be prescribed whenever there is a disturbance in intestinal transit, for
both diarrheic syndromes as well as constipation, obviously after the
elimination of any organic etiology for such problems.
Corylus avellana - Hazel By virtue of its anti-fibrotic effect already mentioned, acts as a tonic on the
hepatic parenchyma and is indicated in cases of more marked hepatic
- Commons Juniper Young shoots of juniper are active in marked hepatic insufficiency with markedly
disturbed laboratory tests. Juniper is the medication for the very deficient
liver in the phase of decompensation jaundice, various types of cirrhosis etc.
Juniper also gives good results in cases of air swallowing where it would appear
to have a regulatory
Rosmarinus officinalis - Rosemary Action particularly specifically orientated towards the gall bladder. An
excellent anti-spasmodic which regularizes gall bladder motility. Indicated in
minor hepatic insufficiency, biliary dyskinesia with hyper- or hypotonia,
biliary colic and chronic cholecystitis.
Carpinus betulus - Hornbeam Active in the rhinopharynx and trachea, ensuring healing of damage mucosal
surfaces and relieving spasm. Indicated for spasmodic and chronic
rhinopharyngitis, tracheitis and tracheo-bronchitis. Is antitussive.
Corylus avellana - Hazel First and foremost an anti-fibrotic which restores the elasticity of lung
tissue. Indicated in emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis, but also in certain cases
of hepatic cell deficiency.
Viburnum lantana - Lithy Tree (WayfaringTree) Has a sedative effect on the pulmonary neurovegetative system and inhibits
bronchiola spasm. Restores respiratory function. Indicated in asthma of various
etiologies and in asthmatiform dispnoea.
Rheumatic Disorders Rheumatic disorders require the administration
of three specific buds that should be prescribed by order of increasing
Ampelopsis Weitchii - Wild Woodvine Prescribed for extremely painful and highly inflammatory rheumatic disorders
following a rapid course with the production of severe deformity, e.g.
rheumatoid arthritis and periarthritis of the shoulder.
- Mountain Pine Indicated for non-inflammatory chronic rheumatism regardless of the site
vertebral osteoarthrosis, osteoarthritis of the knees or hips, etc. It is useful
to prescribe it in association with Birch Sap, preferably given in the
morning before breakast in a large glass of water.
Fig - commonly used Normalizes the secretion of gastric juice and has a healing action on the
mucosa. It is active in cases of neurovegetative dystonia. Indicated for gastric
and gastro-duodenal ulcers.
Stress and Fatigue
Black Currant Excellent remedy for strengthening the
constitution. It increases resistance depleted from stress and fatigue. Good
for adults. Use in the morning, and if needed in afternoon. Avoid before
going to bed as it increases energy.
Useful in the following conditions:
Adrenal gland stimulation (Also supportive to people on
Anti-inflammatory (respiratory, digestive or urinary)
Sorbus domestica - Rowan (Service) Tree Major regulator of the circulation in the
venous system, overcoming congestive
phenomena. Increases tone of the venous wall. More particularly indicated in
the females, in association with circulatory disturbances of the
menopause, venous hypertension, the sequelae of phlebitis, varicose veins or
heavy legs syndrome.
Fagus Sylvatica - Beech Stimulates renal function and urine output. Indicated in renal lithiasis, renal
insufficiency and in obesity due to water retention.
Rubus ideaus -
Raspberry Has an inhibiting effect on the anterior lobe of the pituitary and in particular
regularizes ovarian secretion. Indicated in syndromes with hyperfolliculinism
and in dysmenorrhea.
gigantica - Giant Redwood This bud is an excellent anti-senescent substance for use in the elderly man.
Has a remarkable effect from a geriatric standpoint and induces a state of
euphoria in the elderly person with the restoration of energy both from a
physical as well as a psychological standpoint. Particularly powerful action on
the prostate. Indicated for prostatic hypertrophy or adenomas and in the trophic
and psychological problems of old age.