Gemmotherapy was developed in Europe over 40 years ago. The therapeutic use of plant buds was first investigated in the 1950s by the Belgian Doctor Pol Henry. After extensive clinical research, in 1971 Max Tetau introduced the therapy known as Gemmotherapy
Source of the plant’s vitality
Gemmotherapy is a natural therapeutic method belonging to the field of Phytotherapy that uses embryonic plant tissues in their infancy stage of growth (shoots, buds, young stems, leaf buds, catkins, phloems, lymph, young roots, seeds, bark from young branches, inner peel of roots, xylems) but not parts from adult plants (leaves, bark, stems, roots, flowers)2
. This would be better called Phytoembryotherapy.
Great phytotherapeutic value
The embryonic tissue contains high concentrations of various physiologically active substances to protect itself from external attacks and germinate. Therefore, it has a high concentration of bioactive compounds3
. Mixtures from the whole plant can lack many key elements (growth factor, phytohormones, nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants) since these compounds disappear during the process of maturation and development of the plant4
Fresh buds, a guarantee of quality
Plants are carefully harvested in spring at the exact moment of their bloom, when their bioactive compounds are most concentrated. This prevents the evolution, transformation and natural degradation of the active ingredients and guarantees they are still rich and intact for the production process.
MARNYS® carefully selects fresh buds from certified organic farming. Phytalgem properties are kept intact by using processes at a suitable temperature, without artificial preservatives or stabilizers.
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Brigo B. Milano, Italy: Tecniche Nuove; 2009, p.768.
2. Peev CI, Vlase L, Antal DS, Dehelean CA and Szabadai Z. Determination of some polyphenolic compounds in
buds of Alnus and Corylus species by HPLC. Chem Natur Comp 2007; 43: 259-62.
3. Eects of a Dietary Supplement with Barley Sprout Extract on Blood Cholesterol Metabolism. Byun AR, Chun
H, Lee J, Lee SW, Lee HS, Shim KW. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015; 2015:473056).
4. Antioxidant Activity of Gemmo Therapeutically Treated Indiginous Medicinal Plants. Nazish Jahan, Khalil-Ur-Rehman,
Shaukat Ali and Ijaz Ahmad Bhatti. Asian Journal of Chemistry; Vol. 23, No. 8 (2011), 3461-3470.