Mistletoe

Scientific Name

Folk names: 

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Mistletoe: A History

INDO-EUROPEAN ORIGINS

Kissing under Mistletoe has Pagan and mystical origins in its use as an aphrodisiac and fertility herb.

Warning: Possible Medication Interactions & Berry-Poisoning

As with all herbal remedies and concoctions, USE CAUTION. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH. CONSULT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL ABOUT INTERACTIONS. Mistletoe leaves and twigs are considered safe among US scientists while European experts suggest that berries are also safe - America still categorizes them as poisonous, causing liver failure. Until more research is done, we suggest you AVOID the BERRIES.

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* From 17th Century France, the rest are "folk medicine" which is simply medicine practiced among lay-populations/non-medically-trained practitioners.

Key Associations 

Teas, 

All-Purpose Natural Remedy

Since it's mystical beginning, mistletoe has made itself a firm place in herbal medicines. USE CAUTION with MISTLETOE as it CAN CAUSE INTERACTIONS WITH MEDICINE!

 

Its HISTORICAL uses include:

  • Nervous Disorders*

  • Epilepsy*

  • Digestive support

  • Heart Tonic

  • Sedative

  • Arthritis

  • Hysteria (sigh and eyeroll)

  • Amenorrhea

  • Wounds

  • Asthma

  • Bed-wetting

  • Infection

  • Gland stimulation

  • Cancer - this was proven in 2019 not to be a supported claim after centuries of belief

Its CONTEMPORARY uses:

  • Rheumatism

  • Anxiety

  • Migraines

  • Vertigo

  • High Blood Pressure (American Mistletoe can cause a rise in blood pressure vs. European which helps with it)

  • Relief of Spasms

  • Asthma

  • Rapid Heartbeat

  • Diarrhea

  • Amenorrhea

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