I have been using Phytogens to treat my naturopathic patients for the last few years with success. Plant buds have been used medicinally dating as far back as the Egyptians.
Phytoembryotherapy is a branch of phytotherapy that incorporates plant embryological tissues (buds and organ shoots) containing the plant’s genetic blueprint material. These tissues are rich in beneficial phytochemicals including growth factors, enzymes, minerals, plant hormones, and phytonutrients such as polyphenols and flavonoids. Plants and plant remedies hold a vital energetic force as well as biochemical benefits that influence and assist in healing the whole of the body,mind and spirit. Because of their organic nature, they are compatible with our physiology.
Phytogens are standardized to a 1:20 extract to ensure delivery of concentrated medicine to target organs. Each plant extract is also eco-certified and highly potent at a low dose making them easy to take and cost effective. Some of the most popular Phytogens that I prescribe include alert-gen, digest-en and intesti-gen.
Alert-gen is a great nervous system regulator for people that are feeling a great deal of emotional stress. This is common, especially with the degree of lay-offs in the oil patch and the state of the economy, in general. Alert-gen helps balance the psycho-neuro-immunological axis, what this means, is that it addresses hormonal responses to emotional hyper-reactivity; it helps calm the nervous system from stress to restorative rest. It is composed of three plant buds- Silver Linden (Tilia timentosa), Fig (Ficus carica) and Olive (Olea europea) which have a tonifying effect on the nervous system. This trio offers support for people that suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder, as well.
Digest-en is a great phytogen to help with digestion. This gastric tonic contains Black Alder, which helps reduce inflammation in the gut. It eases malabsorption due to insufficiency of pancreatic function. Along with Fig bud, which really targets emotional stress that affects the stomach, this tonic contains English walnut (Juglans nigra) which is great for targeting dys-biosis in the stomach. In simpler terms, English walnut kills the bad bugs in the stomach and intestines. We exist with numerous other bacteria, yeast, parasites and fungi, but it is useful to have herbal support to keep these organisms in check.
Intesti-gen helps support normal function of the intestines. Because Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis) is in the formula, it is helpful in supporting liver function in terms of digestion and lipid metabolism. It also supports optimal pancreatic function with its inclusion of English walnut. Lingonberry, otherwise known as Vaccinium vitis-idaea supports the peristalsis aspect of the intestines, helping to normalize transit time of the intestinal contents. This formula helps with repair of the intestinal mucosal lining and general intestinal nutrient absorption as well.
Phytogens taste good so the days of holding your nose dosing herbal tinctures is over. Come in for a naturopathic appointment at Parallel Wellness and I will see if this medicine could be a fit for you. Until then, be well.
Reference: Seroyal Educational Brochure on Phyto-gens