Mistletoe Herbal Remedies
Mistletoe is useful for lowering blood pressure and has a sedative effect on the nervous system. It has been used for arteriosclerosis, for its antitumor activity, and as a compress for varicose veins. A specially-prepared fermented extract of mistletoe is used in Europe as a cancer-remedy. Dr. Rudolph Weiss, the renowned medical herbalist and doctor from Germany, gives the dose of mistletoe cold maceration as one cup, morning and evening, prepared by steeping 2-4 teaspoons of chopped, dried herb in about 8 ounces of cool water overnight for the morning dose, and in the morning for the evening dose. He also recommends a tea for mild hypertension, as follows. Equal parts of: Mistletoe herb Hawthorn leaves, flowers Lemon balm herb Steep 2 teaspoons in a cup of warm water for 5-10 minutes, drink 1 cup morning and evening. Mistletoe has a taste of BITTER, SWEET and a temperature of COOL.
Mistletoe Proper Dose
|Mistletoe Infusion||1 cup morning and evening|
|Mistletoe Tincture||10-15 drops 2-3 x daily|
Mistletoe Reference Information
|Latin Name||Viscum album|
|Other Names||European mistletoe|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, bulk herb.|
|Affects||Immune system, Nervous system|
|Cautions||Mistletoe berries can be deadly. For mistletoe herb infusion or tincture do not exceed recommended dose (2.5 grams in cold water infusion twice daily). Contraindicated in protein hypersensitivity and chronic infections with weakened immune function like |
|Botanical Info||A woody branched parasite growing on deciduous trees with regularly paired leaves and white berries.|
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