Tamarix (Young Shoot Extract), Tamarix gallica
1.7fl oz (50 ml)
The primary action of Tamarix is as a tonic for blood, stimulating only cells that lack a nucleus (red blood cells and platelets), increasing platelets and acting as a hyper coagulant. Its secondary action is an activation of the metabolism of iron and cholesterol.
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In the Restoring Immunity System:
Tamarix plays a role in the Restoring Immunity System in the case of supporting the second trimester of pregnancy or as a direct allopathic support for anemia in children or adults.
The young shoots of this gracile shrub are the source of the Tamarix Gemmotherapy Extract.
According to Pierre Lieutaghi, French writer and ethnobotanist, “The Tamarix has a vaporous soul: a little light in its branches makes it imprecise, dilutes it in the sea air. And when its innumerable little flowers powder it with pink, it remains lightness itself, consenting only to a foggy magnificence.”
Native to the Mediterranean basin, the Tamarix has adapted, both by its morphology (its tiny leaves, a root that descends vertically and rapidly in search of water tables) and by its ability to grow in lands with very little humus, to sub-desert conditions, very sunny climates and periodic droughts. In addition to the Mediterranean, it is present up to northern China and Japan. Tamarix invades streambanks, sandbars, lake margins, wetlands, moist rangelands, and even saline environments thanks to its ability to isolate sodium chloride in special cells of its leaves. It can grow in all types of soil, prefers sandy-silica or sandy-clay, damp and well-drained soils. Fast-growing, it can reach 15 feet (5 meters) but its longevity does not exceed 100 years (often 50-60 years).
The Tamarix was a sacred tree in ancient Egypt, the tree of the creation of the World, and in the cult of Osiris it meant “to die in order to be reborn greater”. Mythologically it is the plant of the passage between the Kingdom of Light and the Kingdom of Darkness.
Little used nowadays, the Tamarix has been attributed great medicinal virtues in past centuries. Rich in tannins, it is astringent. The decoction of its young leafy branches was used against bleeding and diarrhea. It also was considered a diuretic, tonic, antiscorbutic, and sudorific. But its major indication was related to liver disease.
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: 32%
- Water: 30%
Promotes blood coagulation. Be careful in case of prescription of anticoagulants.