Gemmotherapy is pretty amazing! It's technically a form of botanical medicine but it uses only the buds and young shoots of trees (also the rootlets, bark, catkins, seeds, and sap). This is a unique form of herbal medicine because it embraces the plant from a holistic point of view by harvesting at very specific times and cycles to capture the plant's most vital energy. Different than other herbal preparations, the tinctures made from buds have low toxicity because of the embryonic nature of the tissue, and are highly active in the body when used therapeutically. The plants are gathered in the spring which is the highest point of the natural growth cycle and renewal which translates to remedies containing concentrated nutrients, vitamins, and enzymes, growth factors, and phyto hormones. Gemmotherapy has many uses including detoxification and drainage.
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