Gemmotherapy Alnus glutinosa (European alder)

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

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Alnus glutinosa, also known as Black alder, is the largest and most widespread of the thirty existing species. This type of plant grows particularly along river banks, along with Poplars, Willows, Ashes, and Maples. Black alder is indifferent to the composition of soil, and to compensate for food shortage, its roots fix atmospheric nitrogen with the help of actinomycetes, a specific group of bacteria.[1]

Key notes

  • Cerebral or coronary issues (post MI, post cerebral infarct)[2]
  • Inflammatory conditions (musculoskeletal, respiratory)
  • Cognitive function (memory loss, senile dementia)
  • Double or triple the dose initially to get vessels rebuilding

Therapeutic actions

  • Great remedy for inflammatory syndromes and the circulatory system
  • Hypo-coagulant, containing anti-thrombotic substances
  • Detoxifies the entire digestive system

Cliinical 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.