Gemmotherapy Acer campestre (Hedge maple)

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Latest Edit: Iva Lloyd, ND 2014-02-22 (EDT)

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Acer campestre, or the Hedge maple is a small tree that does not exceed seven to eight metres high and can live up to 150 years. Acer in Latin translates to "hard", in reference to the hardness of its wood, as well as "sharp", in relation to the shape of its leaves. This tree is not particularly demanding of the quality of soil it grows in, but prefers calcareous soils. The Hedge maple grows in open forests with European Beech, Oak, and Hornbeam.[1]

Key notes

Therapeutic actions

  • Regulates the saturation of bile with cholesterol, which prevents the formation of sand and stones in the gallbladder and lowers cholesterol levels by increasing its excretion through the biliary system.
  • Antiviral (inhibits the growth of many different type of viruses: chronic hepatitis A,B,C, and all forms of herpes, chicken pox, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), viral Bell's palsy
  • Antifungal
  • Prevents Hypoglycemia and has Anxiolytic properties

Clinical indications


  1. Ledoux, Frank and Gueniot, Gerard (2012) Phytembryotherapy: The Embryo of Gemmotherapy, Editions Amyris, Spain.
  2. Dr. Reckeweg (2012)Product Catalog, Bio Lonreco. Quebec.