What You'll Learn

  • A deep understanding of gemmotherapy
  • History and overview of gemmotherapy
  • Keynotes & clinical uses for over 50+ gemmotherapy remedies
  • Case examples using gemmotherapy
  • Common gemmotherapy combinations (complexes)


Gemmotherapy is a form of phytotherapy that uses extracts made from the buds, young shoots, and young rootlets of the plant. These embryonic tissue extracts contain a concentration of a plant’s vital energy, offering more active pharmacological activity and precise therapeutic effects. This course is taught by Dr. Robin DiPasquale, a naturopathic physician, homeopath, and registered herbalist who has been teaching gemmotherapy for many years.

In this course, Dr. DiPasquale will cover all you need to know about gemmotherapy whether you are new to this subject or familiar but want more information. She overviews the basics of gemmotherapy, it’s history and application, and then spends the majority of her lessons detailing over 50 different gemmotherapy remedies and their use. For each gemmotherapy remedy, she covers:

  • Keynotes
  • Systems for drainage
  • Phytochemistry
  • Clinical applications
  • Oligo elements (minerals)
  • Other remedies to consider with in combination
  • Safety concerns/contraindications
  • Energetics
  • Case studies

She ends the course with common combinations of gemmotherapy complexes she has found useful in her own practice of over 30 years. This course is packed full of clinically relevant information and many, many pages of detailed notes that you can print out and refer to when you need. If you want to gain a deep understanding of gemmotherapy so that you can start to use this healing modality in your practice, you’ll want to take this course!

Course Content

Lesson 1: Introduction and Overview

  • Introduction 8min
  • History of Gemmotherapy 13min
  • Primary Principles 1min
  • Plant Hormones 5min
  • Minerals / Oligoelements 5min
  • Preparation 9min
  • Bio therapeutic Drainage 4min
  • Terrain 5min
  • Outro 1min

Lesson 2: Materia Medica 1 - Abies to Carpinus

Lesson 3: Materia Medica 2 - Castanea to Equisetum

Lesson 4: Materia Medica 3 - Fagus to Ligustrum

Lesson 5: Materia Medica 4 - Lonicera to Prunus

Lesson 6: Materia Medica 5 - Quercus to Sambucus nigra

Lesson 7: Materia Medica 6 - Secale cereale to Vaccinium

Lesson 8: Materia Medica 7 - Vaccinium to Zea

Lessons 9: Complexes

Lesson 10: Differentials


Robin DiPasquale, ND, RH (AHG), is a doctor of naturopathic medicine and has been practicing in the healing arts for over 30 years.

Dr. DiPasquale served as faculty at Bastyr University for 15 years where she was chair of the botanical medicine department and clinical faculty. She then moved to Madison, Wisconsin and opened a family practice, Red Lotus Healing Arts, as well as working in patient care through the University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine Clinic. Red Lotus Healing Arts relocated to Fort Collins, Colorado in 2016.

Connecting with the plants and sharing their healing and wisdom is Robin’s passion. She was introduced to Gemmotherapy, the extracts of the embryonic tissue of plants, early in her career. Her study, research, and practice with these amazing remedies led her to writing and teaching about them, and has organized study abroad groups in Italy to study plant medicine and Gemmotherapy for many years.

Dr. DiPasquale’s eclectic healing tools include homeopathy, biotherapeutic drainage, herbal medicine, gemmotherapy, oligotherapy, aromatherapy, cranial sacral and visceral manipulation. She has also been studying and facilitating Family Constellation Therapy for the past seven years. She feels this is one of the deepest healing modalities, and works with individuals and groups both virtually on zoom and in person.

Continuing Education Approvals

  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    6.25 CEUs total (up to 6.25 CEUs Category B) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    12.5 credits total (up to 12.5 credits Category A) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    12.5 CEUs total (up to 12.5 CEUs General) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    12.5 hours total (up to 12.5 hours General) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    6.25 CPDs total (up to 6.25 CPDs Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    12.5 CMEs total (up to 12.5 CMEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

    12.5 continuing competence credits total -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    12.5 hours total (up to 12.5 hours Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    12.5 credits total (up to 12.5 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

    12.5 PDAs total -Assumed Approval
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health: Naturopathic Physician Licensure (CT DPH: NPL)

    12.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

    12.5 CEUs total (up to 12.5 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

    12.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing (HI DCCA)

    12.5 CEs total (up to 12.5 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    12.5 hours total (up to 12.5 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

    12.5 CEUs total -Assumed Approval
  • Maine Board of Complementary Health Care Providers (ME BCHCP)

    12.5 hours total (up to 12.5 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    12.5 hours total (up to 12.5 hours Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

    12.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MN BMP)

    12.5 contact hours total (up to 12.5 contact hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    12.5 hours total (up to 12.5 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    12.5 credits total (up to 12.5 credits General) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

    12.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP)

    12.5 hours total (up to 12.5 hours Category C) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    12.5 CEs total (up to 12.5 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    12.5 hours total (up to 12.5 hours Category 2) -Assumed Approval
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