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MISTLETOE
Viscum album

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High blood pressure (hypertension), vertigo, tinnitus, old age headache, excessive mentrual bleeding; preventive with arteriosclerosis ...

Description

Composition :
100% Viscum album folium - 290 mg

Part used :
Leaves

Mistletoe (Viscum album), also known as European Mistletoe or Mistle, is a evergreen plant in the Sandalwood family (Santalaceae), native to Europe and western and southern Asia.

It is a hemi-parasitic shrub which grows on the stems of other trees (It is commonly found in the crowns of broad-leaved trees, particularly apple, linden, hawthorn and poplar tree). Unlike other parasitic plants, however, Mistletoe produces ist own carbohydrates – only the water is used from the host.

It has stems 30 – 100 cm (12–39in) long with dichotomous branching. The yellow-green leaves are in opposite pairs, strap-shaped and leathery, 2 – 8 cm (1–3in) long, 1 – 2.5 cm (0.3–1 in) broad; they can easily be spotted in winter, when the host trees loose their foliage. This species is dioecious and the insect-pollinated flowers are inconspicuous, yellowish-green, 2–3 mm (approx. 0.1in) diameter. The fruit is a white or yellow berry containing seeds embedded in a sticky, glutinous fruit pulp. Birds like these berries and thus help propagate the plant.

The bioactive ingredients of Mistletoe include quercetin, urson, viscotoxin, choline, bitterns, inosite, viscin, pyridin and magnesium. This complex has vasodilatory, cardiotonic and blood pressure regulating properties. The use of the leaves is beneficial with treatment of metabolic disorders, cramps (asthma) and compromised immune systems ; they also help with symptoms caused by arteriosclerosis and high blood pressure (hypertension).

History: Hippocrates used Mistletoe to treat vertigo and epilepsy. Hieronymus Bock used the plant to treat boils and lumps. In the study of the effects of Mistletoe by anthroposophic medicine, inhibitory properties with regard to tumor growth with certain types of cancer were observed. In 2003, Mistletoe was declared medicinal plant of the year.

Note: Mistletoe leaves may not be boiled in water.

Dosage

Take 3-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water.

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