Blackthorn (Shrub Bud Extract), Prunus spinosa


1.7fl oz (50 ml)

The primary action of Blackthorn is as a harmonizer on the endocrine system, and as a mental and physical tonic. It strengthens the body’s defenses and improves the motility of stool. Its secondary effects are mild diuretic and antioxidant actions, and as a tonic for the eyes, reducing inflammation (spots appearing in the vision). Indirectly the potent antioxidant properties improve mood.

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In the Restoring Immunity System:

Blackthorn is micro-dosed in Stage 1 to support the Central Nervous System.

In Stage 2, it is used in the full dose for all stool types and all vitality types.

In Stage 3 it is used in full dose to support the health of a variety of systems to include endocrine, digestive, urinary, and ocular.

Blackthorn is used in the recovery/convalescence phase of Acute colds, flu and viruses.

The buds of this thick and widely branched bush are the source of Gemmotherapy Extract Blackthorn. Native to Europe and the Caucasus, it is one of our most common shrubs. By extending through the vigorous suckering of its tracing roots, the blackthorn manages to form very thorny impenetrable thickets that provide the birds with an ideal nesting haven. Blackthorn prefers moist, well-drained soil, light, and is commonly found with other shrub species of the Genera Rosa, Rubus, Prunus and Cornus, at the edge of oak and beech forests or on river banks with willows and poplars. Typical rustic plant of temperate zones, it can reach 9 feet (3 meters) in height and is very resistant to infestations and regenerates quickly.

Blackthorns announce spring with an explosion of white flowers that envelop the plant even before the leaves arrive.

In the popular tradition, the blackthorn was very appreciated as a coloring plant (red for the bark and black for the fruits) and in popular medicine, the bark was used in decoction as a febrifuge and astringent, while the infusion of the leaves was prescribed for astringent gargling. the fruits, very astringent, have anti-diarrheal properties.

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Gemmotherapy extracts are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your practitioner before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.

  • Plant: 5%
  • Glycerine: 33%
  • Ethanol: 18%
  • Water: 44%

Always begin with low dosage. In cases of infrequent stool in adults, such as skipping days, the antioxidant action can lead to inflammation of the urinary tract.