Bud

Bud represents a plant individual of a superior species or in other words a whole cycle of plant formation. In a way, with each bud formation, the plant lands in a new stage of its life, it regenerates, concentrates its forces to be redeployed again.
Bud formation is at the same time an interruption of growth : life of the plant can concentrate in the bud when condition of a real life are lacking, to deploy again when they are good. The interruption of growth in winter is based on that and redeployment in spring is new life.

Why buds?

Three Complementary Rationale

The first is strictly based on Biochemical Data

In the bud is the main reserve of meristem of plants. Meristems are groups of undifferentiated embryonic cells of the plant. In vitro, only one of these stem cells can reconstitute the plant in its entirety.

Undifferentiated Cells

In biology, undifferentiated cells or stem cells, are characterized by the ability to renew themselves through mitotic cell division and differentiate in different range of specialized cells. Each of them contain a large amount of nucleic acids (genetic information) and also contains minerals, trace elements, vitamins, enzymes. Different growth factors called auxins, gibberellins and hormones, they disappear at the formation chlorophyll.

Extraction of energy contained in embryonic tissues provides genetic information of the plant (embryonic quality of meristem) and all the various properties of different parts of the plant (fruit, leaf, flower, stem, bark, root, seed, sap...).

The second rationale is Energetic

Because the bud is located on the branch of tree, it is influenced by two forces :

The bud and young shoots meet two forces.

The rootlet undergoes only telluric force.

This "crossroads" position is the understanding axis of its effects on humans, it is a bridge between Heaven and Earth. (according to Chinese Medicine).

The third rationale is Symbolic

The entire plant is simply a deployment, a realization of what virtually lies within the bud or seed. The bud and seed need only the appropriate external influences to become perfect plants. The difference between bud and seed is :

SEED BUD
  • Seed immediate development field is earth.
  • Seed is able to keep information in memory for a very long time.
  • Principle of eternal life.
  • Bud represents a plant individual of a superior species or in other words a whole cycle of plant formation.
  • In a way, with each bud formation, the plant lands in a new stage of its life, it regenerates, concentrates its forces to be redeployed again.

Difference between bud and Young shoot

Bud
Gemmæ
Young shoot
Surculi recents
  • Begins to grow in autumn
  • Stops in winter
  • Deploys in spring
  • Grows only in spring
  • Deploys quickly

In phytembryotherapy

Thus, the specific action of each extract is not only due to the symbolism of the tree or plant which it belongs to, but also to biochemical components it contains and finally to the ancestral phytotherapeutic action by which we know it.

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