During the late 1950's and early 60's, a group of doctors in
Belgium and Northern France started doing research on buds, rootlets,
and first sprouts of well-known trees. Having learned plenty about
vitamins, minerals, proteins, and herbs at the time, they were wondering
what health benefits could be found in these parts of the trees before
they would turn into blossom, sprigs, or small trunks.
discovered is a plethora of components displaying an amazing affinity to
clean cells in our body. Cells that have become toxic may have a hard time to absorb and process nutrients. This can make our system sluggish and sick.
The way these doctors have been able to research which tree buds worked
with what organ, or system, in our body is still fascinating 60 years
later. For example: Alder buds extract has many benefits for the heart; European Olive for cholesterol; Lime Tree buds for people who need help with sleep; Virginia Creeper helps with damage to tendons and ligaments, and Hazelnut/Filbert helps to restore elasticity in lung tissue.
There are extracts from buds, rootlets, and sprouts covering about 60 different trees being used in Gemmotherapy today.