Purasana

What do you know about Gemmotherapy?

A range of macerates from organic harvested young shoots and buds

Purasana Puragem Organic Gemmotherapy

Purasana is constantly in search of products that offer added value for our general well-being. Consequently, the quality of the ingredients takes precedence for us and we opted for an organic glycerine macerate (following in the footsteps of Dr. Pol Henry), also known as mother macerate. The organic buds, young shoots and young leaves that we use grow in the mountains and are harvested one by one with the greatest care by local gatherers, with respect for the environment and their surroundings. Only a small percentage of buds and shoots (varies by species) are picked from the plant or tree so the harvesting doesn’t destroy the plants. The buds, shoots and leaves are then macerated in the laboratory for a few weeks, in a specific mixture of water, alcohol and organic plant glycerine before being filtered and bottled. This results in the end product: an organic glycerine macerate of buds, shoots and leaves.‚Äč

 

Use of Gemmotherapy

 Gemmotherapy is taken by mouth, diluting 5-15 drops in a glass of water daily. The handy drop counter provides an easy means of measuring out the highly concentrated macerate. The low alcohol content means that this can be given to children or animals without any problem (consult a specialist for the correct dose). The recommendation is to follow a long-term course of treatment (at least two months) and to take the drops about 15 minutes before meals. A 50 ml bottle is sufficient for a course of 2 to 2.5 months. To treat pets, the recommendation is to administer one drop of glycerine macerate for animals weighing 5 to 10 kg. Many therapists currently recommend the use of this gemmotherapy from plant buds owing to the mild approach and lack of side effects.

 

What is Gemmotherapy?

The word gemmotherapy comes from the Latin word ‘gemma’, which means ‘precious stone’, but also ‘bud’. Gemmotherapy is a form of herbal medicine that uses the potential offered by plants. The bud is embryonic tissue in the intensive cell multiplication phase that contains full evolutionary potential; all the genetic information and the genetic footprint of the entire plant. The bud encompasses the total evolution of its species, all the power of the plant’s future. Buds contain more nucleic acid (genetic information) than other tissue, as well as minerals, vitamins and various growth factors such as hormones and enzymes and above all, the sap in the buds found on trees in the spring. Regeneration, cell stimulation and drainage are among the most important developments that take place during young growth.

 

History of Gemmotherapy

Gemmotherapy has its roots in the Middle Ages, among the alchemists of the time who even then made use of the significant therapeutic value of tree buds. In the mid- 20th century, Dr Pol Henry, an astute physics student and Flemish doctor, put forward the hypothesis that the meristem (group of stem cells) contains all the information and energy needed for the growth and development of trees. He macerated buds and young shoots in three different yet complementary fluids and thereby discovered a means of extracting their ‘archetypal nature’ in the form of a concentrated mother macerate. The work of Dr. Henry was published in the early 1970s, along with the results of his clinical studies and after his death in 1988 the term Gemmotherapy was devised to refer to this new field of phytotherapy, in which he was a pioneer.

Single mother macerates

PURAGEM ALDER

Puragem Alder

Alder supports the natural defense system, the function of the memory and the vascular health.

PURAGEM ALMOND

Puragem Almond

- Cholesterol levels
- Circulation

PURAGEM APPLE

Puragem Apple

- Cholesterol levels
- Balance of intestinal transit
- Weight management

PURAGEM ASH

Puragem Ash

- Promotes renal drainage
- Activates elimination of kidney and bladder
- Joint health

PURAGEM BIRCH

Puragem Birch

Birch can be used for flexible joints, supports the health of lower urinary tract and helps strengthen the natural defenses

PURAGEM BLACK CURRENT

Puragem Black Current

Black Current for flexible joints and muscles, draining, reinforces vitality, has a softening influence on the respiratory system, supports circulation.

PURAGEM BLACK ELDER

Puragem Black Elder

- Excretion
- Purification
- Weight management

PURAGEM BLACKBERRY

Puragem Blackberry

- Respiratory health

PURAGEM BLUEBERRY

Puragem Blueberry

- Microcirculation
- Vascular and vein health
- Blood sugar levels

PURAGEM DOG-ROSE

Puragem Dog-rose

Dog-rose supports the immune system, provides a calming influence on the respiratory system, maintains strong bones.

PURAGEM ELM

Puragem Elm

- Supports the skin
- Promotes wound healing

PURAGEM FIG TREE

Puragem Fig Tree

Fig Tree is calming and stimulates a mental balance, used when poor appetite, stimulates digestion, helps in case of indigestion.

PURAGEM GIANT REDWOOD

Puragem Giant Redwood

Giant redwood maintains strong bones, reinforces vitality, positive influence on endurance and a good mental balance.

PURAGEM GINKO

Puragem Ginko

Ginko helps maintaining mental well-being, helps to protect the memory with age decline and stimulates the memory

PURAGEM HAWTHORN

Puragem Hawthorn

Hawthorn supports the circulation, has a relaxing effect, reinforces vitality, supports a healthy and good night's sleep.

PURAGEM HAZEL

Puragem Hazel

- Respiratory and vascular health
- Cholesterol levels

PURAGEM HORSE CHESTNUT

Puragem Horse Chestnut

Horse chestnut suppports circulation, relieves heavy legs, strenghtens skin & hair.

PURAGEM HORSETAIL

Puragem Horsetail

- Remineralizing
- Bone & joint health
- Skin, hair and nail health

PURAGEM JUNIPER

Puragem Juniper

Juniper supports renal elimination, helps to maintain the natural defenses, maintains a normal blood sugar level, supports digestion and fat metabolism, draining and combats the formation of free radicals.

PURAGEM LEMON

Puragem Lemon

- Circulation 

- Digestion

PURAGEM LINDEN

Puragem Linden

Linden works relaxing, supports a healthy sleep and increases the body's natural defense system.

PURAGEM LINGONBERRY

Puragem Lingonberry

Lingonberry supports premenstrual comfort & strenghtens during menopause, for flexible joints and bones.

PURAGEM OLIVE TREE

Puragem Olive tree

Olive tree supports circulation, has a positive influence on mental balance, improves the memory and supports fat metabolism.

PURAGEM PINE

Puragem Pine

- Maintains a strong bone structure
- Respiratory health

PURAGEM POPLAR

Puragem Poplar

- Vascular health
- Respiratory health

PURAGEM RASPBERRY BUSH

Puragem Raspberry Bush

Raspberry bush relieves (pre)menstrual symptoms and strenghtens during menopause, supports renal elimination, draining.
 

PURAGEM ROSEMARY

Puragem Rosemary

Rosemary supports digestion, helps maintain a healthy liver, increases natural resistance system, gives more energy and has a purifying effect.

PURAGEM ROWAN

Puragem Rowan

- Circulation

PURAGEM SWEET CHESTNUT

Puragem Sweet Chestnut

Sweet Chestnut supports the circulation.

PURAGEM WALNUT

Puragem Walnut

- Intestinal flora
- Intestinal transit

PURAGEM WAYFARING TREE

Puragem Wayfaring Tree

- Respiratory health

Synergetic blends

ARTICULA

ARTICULA

Articula contributes to the smooth functioning of joints thanks to blackberry, red vine and Virginia creeper.

PURAGEM CARDIA

Puragem Cardia

Synergy of hawthorn, black alder and corn.
- Health of the heart.

PURAGEM CIRCULA

Puragem Circula

Circula helps maintain proper circulation thanks to horse chestnut, chestnut and black alder.

PURAGEM COLO

Puragem Colo

Synergy of rosemary, lingonberry, common fig and grapevine.
- Intestinal health.
- Microbial balance of the flora.

PURAGEM CYCLUS

Puragem Cyclus

Synergy of raspberry, grapevine, wayfaring tree and rosemary.
- (Pre) Menstrual health.

PURAGEM DEFENCE

Puragem Defence

Synergy of black alder, poplar and blackcurrant.

- Immune defenses.

PURAGEM DERMO

Puragem Dermo

Synergy of elm, horsetail and blackcurrant.
- Healthy skin

PURAGEM DIGEST

Puragem Digest

Digest is a mix of juniper berry, downy birch and rosemary contributes to a good digestion, maintains good cholesterol levels, has a purifying effect and helps maintain a healthy liver.

PURAGEM DRAINA

Puragem Draina

Draina is a blend of juniper berry, lingonberry, downy birch and heather and is used for the flow of urine to help the body get rid of excess water.

PURAGEM HARMONY

Puragem Harmony

Synergy of hawthorn, giant redwood, ginkgo and English oak.
- Mental balance.
- Physical and mental health.

PURAGEM IMMUNO

Puragem Immuno

Immuno supports the immune system and natural defences thanks to dog-rose, birch and silver fir.

PURAGEM MALE COMFORT

Puragem Male Comfort

Synergy giant redwood, common heather, lingonberry and downy birch.
- Health of the lower urinary tract.

PURAGEM MEMO

Puragem Memo

Memo supports the peripheral arterial circulation thanks to alder, olive tree and rosemary.

PURAGEM MENO

Puragem Meno

Meno helps to ease the symptoms of menopause thanks to lingonberry and raspberry.

PURAGEM MIGRA

Puragem Migra

Synergy of black alder, common fig, dog rose and blackcurrant.
- Brain health.

PURAGEM OSTEO

Puragem Osteo

Synergy of blackberry, silver fir, giant redwood and horsetail.
- Bone health.
- Remineralizing.

PURAGEM POLLEN

Puragem Pollen

Pollen supports the respiratory systemt thanks to wayfaring tree, birch and black currant.

PURAGEM RELAX

Puragem Relax

Relax helps to maintain an optimal relaxation thanks to linden, silver fir and fig tree.

PURAGEM RESPIR

Puragem Respir

Synergy of blackberry, hazel, wayfaring tree and blackcurrant.
- Respiratory health.

PURAGEM SINUS

Puragem Sinus

Sinus contributes to the secretion of mucus thanks to hornbeam and alder.

PURAGEM SLEEP

Puragem Sleep

Sleep helps to maintain a healthy sleep thanks to linden, birch and olive tree.

PURAGEM TRANS

Puragem Trans

Synergy of black elder, rosemary and crab apple.
- Excretion.
- Weight management.

PURAGEM VISION

Puragem Vision

Synergy of bilberry, ginkgo, juniper and blackcurrant.

- Eye health.

PURAGEM VITALITY

Puragem Vitality

Vitality helps to feel more energetic thanks to rosemary, black currant, giant redwood and oak tree.