What is GemmoTherapy
From the bud comes the power of life
Gemmotherapy is a therapeutic method that uses the youngest part of the plant bud extract and other young vegetable tissue freshly harvested to stimulate elimination of toxic compounds from the body. Gemmotherapy has been called Plant Stem Cell Therapy because of its focus on the embryonic tissue of plants.
The buds are composed primarily of developing tissue and, thus, possess all the properties and energy of the adult plant. The bud contains more vitamins, oligo-elements, minerals, nucleic acids, and growth material than any other part of the plant. They also contain important substances such as amino acids, minerals, trace elements, enzymes, vitamins, chlorine acid and flavonoids. Therefore, it is this specific type of plant material used in making Gemmotherapy that makes it stand apart from herbal tinctures, supplements and vitamins.
Society today generates an unprecedented amount of toxic elements and compounds which get absorbed and at times trapped within the body. The water and food supplies are contaminated with pesticides, herbicides and manufacturing residue. The air is contaminated by carbon monoxide and other poisonous gases. Many drugs are toxic to the body or breakdown into metabolites that are toxic. All of these toxic compounds accumulate in the body and need to be eliminated.
“Gemmotherapy provides organ support to adrenal glands that lead the immune system. It provides the lymphatic and circulatory systems as they clean and feed the cells and for the bowel and kidneys so that the inflammation is eliminated instead of accumulated”.
The body has four elimination routes. The digestive system, the kidneys, the respiratory system and the skin are directly involved in the elimination process. These eliminatory pathways depend on the endocrine glands for optimal cellular function. The heart, blood vessels and the nervous system are also involved indirectly.
Gemmotherapy remedies act to gently stimulate and promote elimination. Gemmotherapy is believed to work because of the presence of gibberellins (stem cells), plant growth material, which act on the organs to be stimulated. By helping the body with its day to day detoxification and repair process, it allows the natural healing process to function more optimally.
History of Gemmotherapy
While the first doctor to glimpse into the potential of gemmotherapy was a Belgian doctor named Pol Henry in the 1950s, the original concept can be dated back to Egyptians. It wasn’t until 1959 that the first documented studies began and since that time the materia medica (the database of remedies) has grown exponentially with contributions by numerous European scholars, physcians, and biochemists.
A few years later, in the 1970s, the homeopathic doctor Max Tètau used gemmotherapy in his clinic. He noticed that when he used it as a drainage method to be implemented during a homeopathic prescription, it allowed in fact to eliminate toxic substances from the body and therefore reducing the risk of disease, and it enhanced the effectiveness of the homeopathic medicine.
Because of today's society and levels of toxicity in the body using Gemmotherapy for chronic issues will help enhance and allow the healing process to go deeper.