Gemmotherapy Corylus avellana (Hazel)

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

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Corylus avellana, or European hazel is a shrub that can reach six metres high and is found growing in the shade of large trees such as Ash and Hornbeam. It also grows in forest edges, thickets, and hedges. Once grown, it can become invasive, with a tendency to grow in dry, calcareous soils.[1]

Key notes

Therapeutic actions

  • Antisclerotic remedy that breaks up sclerotic tissues
  • Lung-drainer, can restore elasticity of the lung through its anti-sclerotic action
  • Anticoagulant, normalising thrombus formation
  • Stimulates erythropoiesis and granulopoiesis
  • Active on hypotonic sclerotic people

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.