Hornbeam (Tree Bud Extract) , Carpinus betulus


1.7fl oz (50 ml)

Hornbeam’s primary action is as a harmonizer for the respiratory system, reducing inflammation and healing existing scar tissue. Hornbeam has a dual action on coughs, to thin mucus as an expectorant and also on the brain controlling the cough when mucus is too thick or in the case of a dry cough. The secondary action of Hornbeam is on bone marrow and stimulates the production of platelets.

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In the Restoring Immunity System:

Hornbeam is used in full dose for acute inflammation of the respiratory system when a cough is involved.

Hornbeam provides its buds for the preparation of this Gemmotherapy Extract. This small, heavily branched, deciduous tree reaches a height of 21 to 45 feet (7 to 15 meters), rarely 60 feet (20 meters). It populates all of central and southeastern Europe and covers a large part of western Russia, the Caucasus and northern Asia Minor. Hornbeam is an excellent social tree, a regular companion to taller trees such as Oak and Common Beech that keep it cool and in the shade, Its roots are fasciculated and very branching. It lives in mixed deciduous forests, at the edges of thickets and hedges. Very adaptable, it appreciates light, siliceous, loose and fresh soils, preferring alkaline ones, but it also tolerates a slightly acid soil, with the presence of nitrogenous substances. Hornbeam has a protective effect on the soil by increasing the quantity and quality of humus. Its white wood is one of the hardest in Europe, but it rots in the presence of humidity.

Hornbeam is usually excluded from indigenous medical matter. Among the Celts, it was a symbol of loyalty and devotion. Its wood was used for yokes and for the construction of chariots. In the 16th century, the decoction of the leaves was used for its astringent properties in case of colic pains, diarrhea, inflammations and infections.

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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%

Due to the effectiveness of Hornbeam in increasing platelet count this extract should not be taken for periods of more than six weeks.