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.
Three Complementary Rationale
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.
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...).
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 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 :
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.