This form of therapy was started by the French physician, Pol Henry, in the early 1900’s; it is a branch of phytotherapy (plant therapy) that specifically uses the youngest stage of a plants life. As a plant starts to form buds, leaves, rootlets, bark or sap it is made into a remedy with the help of either a glycerin or alcohol. The name ‘gem’ comes from concept that the bud has the potential to become anything from a flower to a tree and many at that time referred to it as a ‘crystal’ (gem).
They have a unique energetic quality along with high levels of nutritional properties. They possess different properties than herbal extracts made from the mature plant. These remedies are rich in growth factors that stimulate RNA and protein synthesis. Due to the way they are prepared they are sometimes explained as mix of Back flower and homeopathics.
In the body they boost and stimulate the sleeping potential of the body; it potentiates many body function. They are capable of treating on all three levels; lesional, functional and energetic. They are a useful adjunctive therapies to other remedies as well as standalone remedies.
The typical dosage is 50 drops (1/2 teaspoon) twice per day. There may be times when one dose of 100 drops (1 teaspoon) per day is utilized. With certain conditions 100 drops twice per day is taken. It is not uncommon for two gemmotherapies to be used at the same time.