This concise materia medica of gemmotherapy remedies is drawn from currently available books in English, Italian and French, as well as other sources.
An excellent remineralising remedy: osteoporosis; delayed growth, growing pains, rickets, dental caries, anaemia; glandular hypertrophy.
Gallstones and gravel, high cholesterol.
Venous congestion; haemorrhoids, especially if accompanied by lumbago, varicose veins (also of the larynx), phlebitis, varicose ulcers; uterine and prostatic disorders.
Vascular deficit, especially in the elderly; promotes healing of wounds and fractures in areas with poor blood supply;cerebral sclerosis, strokes, tension headaches of vascular origin, memory loss in the elderly; urticaria; allergic asthma.
Fibrocystic breasts; helps dry up the milk after lactation; uterine fibroids; osteoporosis; cirrhosis of the liver.
Anti-inflammatory action in rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative arthrosis with painful and rapid progression; especially in the small joints in the elderly; as a support remedy in chronic affections of the connective tissue.
Stimulates the immune system; promotes the detoxifying function of the liver; useful in dysmetabolic illnesses such as gout.
Loss of libido; impotence, frigidity, sterility; delayed sexual development.
Inflammatory and infectious processes; albuminuria; rheumatism; mineral deficiency; fibrocystic breasts.
Marked diuretic, purifying and detoxifying action; hyperuricaemia, gout; kidney stones; rheumatism; cellulitis; mouth ulcers [apply locally]; premature baldness [apply locally].
Chronic or recurring urinary tract infections and inflammation; cystitis, urethritis; kidney stones; prostatitis.
An excellent symptomatic remedy in recurring infections of the URT , especially sinusitis with severe headaches; also sinusitis of allergic origin; hepatic insufficiency.
Similar to Aesculus, but more effective when associated with latent hypothyroidism and if the vascular problems are in the lower limbs; haemorrhoids, cellulitis, fragile capillaries.
Cedar of Lebanon
Aging of the skin; skin conditions characterised by dryness and itchiness.
Hyperacidic stomach; gallstones; kidney stones; food and drug poisoning.
Acute thrombotic states, especially in the elderly, threatened heart attack; hyperthyroidism; like Citrus but acts more on the small blood vessels; excellent if rheumatism also present.
Increases the elasticity of the lungs and liver and other tissues when there is much rigidity; emphysema, sclerosis of the lungs; hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver.
Tones the heart muscles; angina pectoris; insomnia; useful in anxious cardiac states and dysrythmias; in convalescence after heart attack.
In dysmetabolic illnesses with renal and thyroid insufficiency; premature aging; water retention, obesity; raised cholesterol; allergies.
In many gastric disturbances associated with stress, anxiety, and a tendency to produce duodenal ulcers; hyperacidity, heartburn, flatulence, IBS; Crohn's; nervous appetite; good local treatment for all ulcers.
Similar to Fagus but with more inflammation and greater stiffness of the joints;useful in glaucoma and problems of the retina in the elderly;detoxifying action on kidneys and gallbladder; gout, hyperuricaemia, water retention; cholecystitis; high cholesterol.
Strokes and transient ischaemic attacks, senile dementia; peripheral vascular disorders with epithelial lesions (eg diabetes).
In various types of eczema and dermatitis, especially if the underlying condition is a food allergy;conditions related to pancreatic dysfunction, including digestive symptoms; hyperglycaemia; acne, impetigo and fungal conditions.
Liver problems of all kinds; hepatic insufficiency; more specifically when associated with dysmetabolic kidney disorders; hepatitis in young people, cirrhosis of the liver; raised cholesterol.
As a support remedy in late-onset non-insulin-dependent diabetes.
Arteriosclerosis, arterial hypertension, high cholesterol.
Anti-inflammatory and regenerative action on the cartilage and joints; arthritis, rheumatism, osteoporosis, fractures.
Early onset arthrosis; cervical arthrosis; rheumatism; fractures.
Recurrent acne, blepharitis; vitiligo; psoriasis; urticaria; styes.
In thrombophlebitis with a tendency to the formation of embolisms, and in rheumatic diseases with vascular problems of the lower limbs; intermittent claudication; chronic bronchitis; cystitis.
Cardiovascular symptoms when a nervous, spasmodic condition predominates; often with arterial hypertension; sclerosis; thrombosis.
General tonic action on a weakened immune system after illness, stress, over-medication or vaccination; herpetic illnesses and sequelae especially involving the eyes.
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Depressive states with sexual debility; frigidity; fatigue; generally depressed states.
General tonic action; low blood pressure; mental and physical debility, especially in Spring; constipation.
Sexual debility; sexual complaints in puberty; loss of libido in menopause and andropause ['male menopause']; menstrual disorders.
Excellent in all forms of adrenal insufficiency; has a cortisone-like action; excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic remedy; arthritis, rhinitis, asthma, emphysema, gastritis, urticaria, allergies, erythema; many other conditions.
Very good general remedy for inflammatory states; especially in URT infections; in children; some remarkable results in allergies; recurrent otitis, tonsillitis, and influenza; delayed growth, anaemia, osteoporosis; migraines.
As a stimulant to the gonads, in both sexes; tendency to disorders of the calcium metabolism with hypertension; useful in children with a tendency to chronic appendicitis; obstructive respiratory disorders, emphysema; arthrosis; osteoporosis; problems of old age; uterine fibroids.
Excellent in chronic inflammatory conditions of the ovaries, especially with a tendency to recurrent cysts or endometriosis; premenstrual syndrome; dysmenorrhoea; uterine fibroids; cystic breasts; female senescence.
Nervous insomnia; anxiety, anguish; sexual excitement; anaemia.
Amenorrhoea; dysmenorrhoea; premenstrual syndrome; menopause; masturbation; premature ejaculation; sexual hyperexcitability.
Loss of vision; inflammation of the eyes; conjunctivitis; cataracts.
Chronic diarrhoea; bleeding haemorrhoids; scalds and burns.
Acute and chronic hepatitis with a rheumatic or cutaneous component, often psoriasis; cirrhosis; hepatic insufficiency.
Has an anti-senescent, tonic and stimulatory action; debility and depression in old age; loss of libido; menopause and andropause; prostatic hypertrophy.
Venous insufficiency with haematic hyperviscosity; congestive symptoms in the lower limbs, varicose veins and ulcers, phlebitis; tinnitus; circulatory problems in menopause.
Angina pectoris, coronary insufficiency; to prevent heart attacks; useful in convalescence after heart attacks and spasmodic angina in young people (ie not when due to coronary obstruction) .
Stimulates the production of platelets and red blood cells in anaemia, glandular fever, chemotherapy; great support remedy in all bone marrow disorders, including leukaemia.
Anxiety; insomnia; spasmodic symptoms, colic; hypertension, stress-related heart symptoms; excellent tranquilliser comparable to many pharmaceutical anxiolytics.
Moist eczema and acne in young people with a hyperadrenal and testosterone component; the skin tends to get infected easily and heal slowly; herpes, milk crust; burns and scalds.
Various problems associated with fragile capillaries; especially if with an intestinal component; weakened vision; retinopathy; enteritis; gut dysbiosis; nocturnal enuresis.
Vaccinium vitis idaea
Excellent in diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, especially when associated with recurrent urinary tract infections, often Coli; constipation; menopause, after hormone replacement therapy; uterine fibroids; prostatitis and prostatic adenoma.
A very good symptomatic remedy in spasmodic asthma; tendency to early miscarriage due to excessive uterine contractivity; dyspnoea; bronchitis; spasmodic coughs; eustachian catarrh.
Arthritis, especially in the small joints and with a tendency to osteoporosis; lowered immunity; tonsillitis; pharyngitis.