Mistletoe is a therapeutic plant synonymous with natural defenses and immunities for the body. This herb is also called cork, St. Croix wood or apple tree green. It is native to Western Europe and classified in the Viscaceae or Loranthaceae family. It was given the scientific name viscum album a long time ago. It contains a sufficient number of efficient active components: alkaloids, lignans, choline, saponins, lectins, acids (caffeic, amino and phosphoric). It is also made up of minerals (vitamin C, magnesium, iron, potassium).
Therapeutic accommodations of mistletoe
Its magic works mainly in slowing down the cancerous process or in the event ofarterial hypertension majors.
Thanks to its therapeutic performance, it can:
- Participate in the preservation of health of our heart while protecting the cells of the cardiovascular system and cleaning the blood vessels.
- Adjust the premenstrual disorders or during menstruation and the genes attributed to it (hot flush, water retention, nausea). Indeed, mistletoe is an excellent regulator of the female hormone. This plant promotes the treatment of white losses.
- Cure whooping cough.
- Eliminate or reduce aches (throat, headache).
- Treats patients with arteriosclerosis.
- Calm cough symptoms.
All the forms that can be accessed in herbal medicine
In herbal medicine, mistletoe is recognized for its healing properties concentrated in the leaves and young stems. The latter are modulated in the form of capsules, glycerine macerate and mother tincture. You can also access other preparations: fluid extracts, aqueous extracts (40 drops three times a day), decoctions, wines, macerations, herbal teas, injections and powders. It treats cracks and frostbite (as a poultice).
The famous mistletoe: advantages and dosage
It is a sacred herb with extraordinary virtues. Indeed, it fully provides hypotensive, purgative, immunostimulant, antisclerotic and antispasmodic effects. It is good for the whole organism and ensures its proper functioning.
The infusion is prepared from a mixture of water (1 l) and dried flowers (1 tbsp). Frequency of intake: 1 to 3 cups per day.
The wine: let macerate 40 g of leaves and 1 liter of white wine for at least 24 hours. Preparation to be taken three times a day for 15 days, renewable each month.
For use in a bath, you can use 30 g/l of water.
All necessary precautions
the mistletoe is not recommended during the first 3 months of pregnancy and during lactation. The proportion itself deserves special attention and probably depends on the opinion of a specialist practitioner. Because, it houses ultra-toxic components that can cause significant damage: nervous dysfunctions, digestive problems, serious cardiovascular disorders, neuromuscular depression, congestion of the abdominal organs, paralysis and paraplegia.