Gemmotherapy Cercis siliquastum (Judas tree)

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

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Cercis siliquastrum, or the Judas tree is native to Southern Europe and Western Asia. It is a versatile tree that can live in climates ranging from cold to hot. It can grow up to fifteen metres high, and its trunk and crown are often bent and twisted.[1]

Key notes

  • Hypocoagulant[2]
  • Antithrombotic
  • Used with sclerotic plaquing

Therapeutic actions

Clinical indications

  • Works specifically as an anti-thrombotic in retinal thrombosis as well as in juvenile arteritis
  • Has an effect on cerebral, hepatic, and renal atherosclerosis (degeneration of arterial walls)
  • Arteriosclerosis, particularly due to protein or lipid deposition
  • Buerger's disease (a juvenile form of arteritis also called thromboangitis obliterans)
  • Arteritis cases, particularly of the lower leg, including thrombophlebitis and intermittent claudication.
  • Acrocyanosis of the hands and feet
  • Raynaud's syndrome
  • Arterial embolisms
  • Retinal thrombosis


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