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Boost your immunity with buds!

Booster son immunité avec les bourgeons !

Our immune system protects our bodies from viruses and bacteria. Because they multiply in our environment, as is often the case in winter and spring, our immune system must redouble its efforts to fight them. It is therefore essential to help the body to cope, and why not with 100% natural solutions? 

Taking care of the immune defences of the youngest children with Wild Rose 

Already considered by Saint Hildegard to be "the bud of affection", Wild Rose was recommended for "removing rot from the lungs and restoring them to health". The Wild Rose is an excellent remedy against chronic recurring ENT problems, mainly in children. It is known as the forest protector and will prevent any risk of infection.

The paediatric bud par excellence, it is particularly recommended for children who need to be protected during periods of risk. Through its vitamin C-rich fruit, it stimulates the natural defence system and acts as a real natural shield.

Wild Rose

How and when to use it:

  • Adults: 10 to 15 drops in the morning in a glass of water, on an empty stomach. 
  • Children: One drop per day and per year of age in a glass of water.

Caring for your intestines with Walnut

Taking care of your intestines to strengthen your immunity is essential. We know that the intestinal microbiota is fundamental and the basis of good health. Promoting a good intestinal flora via beneficial bacteria guarantees us flawless immunity. The bud that will protect and strengthen it is the WALNUT.

This tree prefers to grow alone and is not only independent in relation to other species, but also from other walnut trees, because they don't all have the same habits. This point is interesting to investigate further because it also determines the way this macerate should be used. In fact, it is preferable to take it alone or at least to take it at a different time to other extracts.

Walnut has many properties  and is an excellent antibacterial and vermifuge. Although it is mainly used as a therapy to restore gut flora and eliminate intestinal parasites, it can also help in case of fungal infections of any kind. 

In this period of epidemic, it will be mainly used to strengthen the immune defences via the intestinal flora. If the flora is well-balanced, then a first effective bulwark against infections is established. 

Booster son immunité avec les bourgeons ! - Le noyer

Precautions for use:

In case of constipation, it is preferable use small doses of Walnut as it can cause constipation. 

How and when to use it:

  • Adults: 15 drops in 1 dose in the evening because it assists sound sleep and is thus taken separately from the other macerates. As a three-week course of treatment.  To be repeated if necessary. 
  • Children: One drop per day and per year of age in a glass of water.

Blackcurrant, the elixir of life 

Blackcurrant in a few words: it is also an Elixir of Life, a true detoxifying treatment, an adaptogen, and a stimulant of immunity.

Booster son immunité avec les bourgeons ! - Le cassis

What does "adaptogen" mean? 

It means that it helps the body to make the necessary adjustments in unusual situations: stress, temperature, etc. 

Its reputation is well established with regard to the immune system, which it regulates remarkably well. It is therefore used in cases of  reduced immunity, especially following periods of stress, fatigue or hyper-reactions of the immune system such as allergies.

In addition, it is an excellent detoxifying agent. It will detoxify the entire body and facilitate the work of all the organs without targeting a particular function or tissue. It enables a "renewal" of the liquids in the body, by detoxifying them. It also exerts a hepatoprotective function, which explains its advantage when taking strong medications.

How and when to use it:

  • Adults: 5 to 15 drops per day for 3 weeks. Then a week off. To be repeated if necessary. Start with 5 drops per day in a glass of water away from mealtimes, and increase the dose up to 15 drops per day if necessary. If you are tired or stressed, it is best to split doses over the day and not take it too late in the evening.
  • Children: One drop per day and per year of age in a glass of water.

Propolis: at the first warning signs of chills 

Propolis in the form of a mother tincture, has anti-infectious, immunostimulant, antiseptic, analgesic, healing, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. In short, it offers a natural alternative solution for many everyday ailments, especially during the spring or winter periods when our bodies are really put to the test.

Booster son immunité avec les bourgeons ! - Le miel

Directions for use (general dose - non-preventive):


The Propolis range has a broad spectrum of action. It provides better winter protection, a soothed throat and enhanced immunity.

  • Drops: 1 to 5 drops, 3 to 4 times a day
  • Spray: 1 spray maximum, 5 times a day
  • Gums: Maximum 4 gums per day

Junior (from 3 years old)

Propolis enables children to protect their bodies for winter. It will relieve the child's symptoms during tonsillitis, sore throat, flu-like conditions, etc.

  • Drops: From 3 years old: 1 to 3 drops, 3 times a day
  • Syrup: 5 ml, maximum 3 times a day
  • Gums: From 6 years old: Maximum 1 gum per hour (9 times per day)

Inhibiting the development of germs

Booster son immunité avec les bourgeons ! - Les germes

To slow down the development of germs: a combination of Alder and Poplar bud extracts, the main plant sources of propolis. Bees collect almost exclusively poplar and alder bud resins, rich in flavonoids for the production of propolis. While poplar was considered by the ancients to be a shield tree, black alder is a hardy and decay-resistant species.

This combination will therefore be ideal in the event of a flu-like symptoms, acute infections and microbial attacks.

How and when to use it:

  • Loading dose 10 drops / 3 times a day, after 3 days: 5 drops / 3 times a day.
  • Children: 1 drop per day and per year of age in a glass of water.

Do not hesitate to consult a healthcare professional for more information.

Link: Le Grand livre de la gemmothérapie by Laurine Pineau

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