What is Gemmotherapy?

“Sometimes there is a development that is so fantastic and seemingly improbable that it creates a paradigm shift in believing what is possible to achieve.”

Although man has always looked toward the plant kingdom for his nutritional needs, many cultures have also used whole plants for their medicinal purposes for thousands of years. That practice has come to be known as Phytotherapy (Phyto comes from the Greek meaning plant). However, it wasn’t until 1950 that a doctor from Belgium, named Dr. Pol Henri started to research the ’embryonic’ tissues, specifically, buds and rootlets, seeds and sap of certain plants for their therapeutic value. Then, in 1971 a doctor from France, Dr. Max Tetau expanded on Dr. Henri’s work by testing some of these remedies on the patients in his clinic, thus proving the effectiveness of the remedies on specific health concerns. It is Dr. Tetau who we give credit to for coming up with the word Gemmotherapy; by combining the Latin term for bud which is ‘gemma’ and the Greek word ‘therapeia’ for medical treatment.

Gemmotherapies are plant derived remedies that provide drainage of toxins and other waste material at the cellular level, where the root of our ailments can generally be found. Once in the extracellular fluid these waste products are then delivered to the elimination channels, also known as emunctories. The encouraging part about the function of gemmotherapies  is that they work with our physiology as opposed to pharmaceuticals, which work by just suppressing our symptoms and not really getting to the root cause of the problem. The action of pharmaceuticals, therefore, does not eliminate the issue in concern but, actually overrides the physiology to make the symptom go away; not addressing the cause of the symptom at all.

These plant based gemmotherapies are non-toxic and typically free of side effects. There are a handful of remedies that have cautionary notes because they have very powerful actions but, applied properly they are far safer than pharmaceuticals and generally more effective. Actually they can even assist with any other therapy you may be taking (even allopathic medicine) because your cells would be healthier and able to receive any benefit available to them.

UNDA (situated in Harze, Belgium) is the manufacturer of these remedies. Their stringent practices meet and exceed the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) which certifies their compliance and commitment to the highest of international standards. However, what really sets them apart in my mind is their philosophy or statements of belief which are:

  1. Do no harm
  2. The body is capable of self-regulation
  3. Physiology prevails over pathology
  4. Restoring the individual’s physiology is essential to healing their pathology.
  5. The four pillars of health must be taken into account with equal value given to: diet, drainage and elimination, psychological equilibrium, and balancing of the hereditary characteristics.

So, here’s something to seriously consider; if you truly want a healthier body wouldn’t you think that you need to start by building healthier cells (the building blocks of all tissues and organs)? And wouldn’t you want to use natural products that work with your physiology? From a company that looks at you as a whole being and not just a symptom?

That’s where UNDA gemmotherapies come in.¬† These remedies are not just ‘folklore’ cures that have been passed down through the years by anecdotal sources. They are clinically and scientifically proven remedies that address everyday conditions and concerns that we face regularly. Everything from acne to hemorrhoids and all that’s in between can be treated with these safe, gentle and effective remedies. So, whether the issues you’re facing are digestive, hormonal, pulmonary, urinary, arthritic, cardiovascular, neurological or skin conditions give gemmotherapies a try. Did you know that the remedies made from Hawthorn buds can actually improve your heart function, or Dogwood buds can help regulate your thyroid? Olive bud remedies can help clear your arteries and black currant buds can improve those allergies you deal with every spring. Walnut buds can help with that gallbladder pain and Silver Linden buds can even help with your insomnia.

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Something to think about!