Gemmotherapy Answers: Take All of Them

Yes, you need to take ALL of them!

Last week I shared a bit about how the cleaning and fortifying action of gemmotherapy when used for acute digestive symptoms in babies can lessen more series symptoms later on in childhood. Today I want to emphasize the importance of using each of the gemmotherapy extracts that are prescribed in your protocol.

Recently, enough conversations have occurred in my practice to lead me to a post about the synergy of a gemmotherapy protocol. When prescribed more than one gemmotherapy extract it is absolutely important to take all of them each day as one actively supports the work of the others. For instance the acute protocol for flu requires both Black Currant and Oak extracts. Those two gemmos support each other, as the Black Currant reduces inflammation and the Oak stimulates lymphatic drainage and carries that inflammation to the elimination organs.  Without the two together the protocol simply would not be successful. Another example would be the acute sinus protocol of Black Currant, Dog Rose and Common Alder. The Alder aids lymphatic drainage leaving it out could be critical as the drainage of inflammation by the Dog Rose and Black Currant would accumulate causing additional symptoms.

This is equally important for protocols designed for chronic conditions. Leaving one gemmotherapy extract out for a stretch of days can actually cause some aggravated symptoms as one client recently experienced. Gemmotherapy is a drainage protocol and the body can only drain if the elimination organs are being supported. So if you are regularly skipping one gemmo that supports elimination, but continue taking the others, the waste that is being drained has nowhere to go! When acidic waste cannot be eliminated the body seeks emergency exits (skin, sinuses, vagina) and our mood and sleep are impacted. Not a pretty picture and one simple enough to avoid.


Here’s a few one-off situations and their answers:

So does it hurt to skip one gemmo one day? For chronic conditions, no, but yes for acute situations since every hour counts when treating acute conditions.

What should you do if you lose one gemmo out of your protocol while traveling? While this is a very individualized answer, there are a few common gemmos—Black Currant, Fig, and Walnut—will still give benefit all on their own and not cause aggravations.

What if I have a morning/evening protocol and I remember late in the day that I forgot the morning gemmo. Should I take it when I remember it? If this is a protocol for a chronic set of symptoms and you discover you missed a dose you can take it in the afternoon as long as there are 4-5 hours remaining before your next dose. Be careful however as some gemmos can give you an unwanted boost at the end of the day such as Ginkgo, Rosemary and Juniper.

What if I end up just having enough for half a dose? Take it and be sure to order more.

Unlike taking a handful of vitamins or supplements, your gemmotherapy protocol is made up of interdependent components and taking the entire protocol is key.  Gemmotherapy is a unique medicine that is both gentle and powerful. So please take your protocols mindfully whether it is for an acute or chronic condition, giving consideration to each gemmotherapy extract and its role in cleaning and fortifying your body.

Currently I am working with my mentor Dr. Soescu on a guide that will provide information on the individual actions of each gemmotherapy extract.

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  1. linda on February 13, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    hi there,
    i am going travelling for 2 weeks and i have been on silver birch in the morning and oak at night for the past month. i am taking these for gum recession and loose teeth. i am now just starting to see some improvement. is there such thing as ‘pulsing’ in gemmotherapy and would it be ok to stop taking them for the 2 weeks and go back on again?

    also, my book says take 150 drops of regular strength gemmo’s but the Unda box says ‘take 50 drops’. it is a 1-200 preparation. the book says for a D1 preparation to take 50 drops. i am a bit confused as to how many drops to take.

    thanks very much!

    • Lauren on February 13, 2018 at 2:09 pm

      Hi Linda
      Thanks for your questions.
      There is no problem taking a break from your extracts while traveling.
      150 drops is a very high dosage.
      I typically set the maximum dosage of a D1 extract at 25 drops 3x daily and find
      that is a sufficient amount. More is not always better.
      Be well and safe travels

  2. Ericka Roberts on October 18, 2018 at 9:37 am

    I am 47. I have uterine fibroids. Two about the size of 6 to 7 cm. Could this gemmo Rubus Idaeus help me? And is there a complimentary gemmo that would also benefit.Thank you.

    • Lauren on October 18, 2018 at 10:35 am

      Hello Ericka Your condition can absolutely be helped with a Gemmotherapy protocol however
      it will take more than Rubus Idaeus. A complimentary protocol to improve elimination and restore immunity
      can be found by consulting a practitioner to
      support your healing process. You can find a list of those trained in this on my website.

  3. Shelli on November 11, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Should Gemmo be taken on an empty stomach or after meals?

    • Lauren on November 11, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      Hello Shelli
      Great questions! When the protocol supports elimination before meals is recommended. For acute protocols either is fine.

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