This semiparasitic herb contains substances that dissolve the membrane of malignant cells, and lectins, which act as cytostatics and stop the spread of cancer.
It is noted the benefit of mistletoe as a medicine during the period of Hippocrates and Pliny. It is a parasitic plant that grows on fruit trees, deciduous trees. It has short, cylindrical, smooth and thick stems that are branched. At the ends of twigs contain two elongated leaves and hermaphrodite flower yellow color. Sticky fruit, though poisonous, is also used in folk medicine for the rehabilitation of frostbite. Mistletoe is a rich in histamine, polypeptides and amines. However, the chemical composition and healing depend on the host tree on which it grows. Most curative mistletoe is with tree of oak or pear, while the most poisonous one that grows on poplars.
Destroys cancer cells
Mistletoe is often used, alone or in combination with other medicinal plants in the treatment of malignant diseases. For the first time in 1917, in the form of injections, mistletoe benefits in treatment of tumors promote the Austrian esotericist Rudolf Steiner. Numerous studies have shown that the ingredients of mistletoe destroy malignant cells. Also, this plant contains lectins (proteins that bind sugars), which act as cytostatics, and stop further progression of the cancer. In addition, mistletoe extract alleviates the negative effects of chemotherapy.
Prevent cardiovascular disease
This medicinal plant is a real balm for cardiovascular ailments. It is recommended to patients suffering from angina pectoris, regulates heartbeat and soothing tachycardia, and it’s great for people who have a weakened heart muscle or recovering from a heart attack. Regulates blood pressure and prevents damage to blood vessels. In its composition have an essential nutrient, which decompose fat and slows their deposition in the blood vessels and prevents atherosclerosis. Interrogation done in Europe showed that mistletoe extract helps the diabetics. This herb is used in case of headache and migraine, as well as in the treatment of epilepsy, asthma, anxiety, vertigo, hysteria and neurosis.
Eliminate toxins from the body
Mistletoe has a strong diuretic effect, so it is used in the treatment of kidney disease because stimulates urination and discharge excess water from the body. Encourages the elimination of toxins from the body, especially the urine deposited in the joints, which is important for sufferers of rheumatism or gout. As a tincture is used to relieve pain in case of sciatica. In addition, she relieves heavy menstrual bleeding, helps in the treatment of diseases of the uterus and sterility, and relieves symptoms that accompany climax.
Tea against atherosclerosis
Mix 30 g of dandelion, rosehip and rosemary, 20 g of lavender and mint, 10 g of mistletoe, evergreen and chimneys, and 1 tablespoon of this mixture pour with 2.5 dl of boiling water, cover and leave for half an hour. Strain it and drink one to two cups of tea a day.
Tea against hypertension
Mix 30 g of hawthorn with 20 g of yarrow and 10 g of mistletoe, and 1 tablespoon of this mixture pour with 2.5 dl of cold water and leave to stand for 12 hours, then strain it and reheat. Drink one cup of lukewarm tea, sweetened with honey, in morning and evening before meals.
For cardiovascular disease
Mix 30 g comfrey with 20 g of mistletoe and 10 g of dandelion, and 1 tablespoon of this mixture pour with 2.5 dl of cold water and leave to stand for 12 hours, then strain it and reheat. Drink one cup of lukewarm tea, sweetened with honey, in morning and evening before meals.
Melem against uterine fibroids
Grind 100 g of dried mistletoe, and mix with 1 kg of forest honey. Take one spoon of balsam three times a day, half an hour before meals.
Tea for menstrual problems
In 2.5 dl of cold water put a spoon full of mistletoe and leave to stand for 12 hours. After that, a little reheat, strain it and drink throughout the day.
The fruit of the mistletoe is toxic, and should not be consumed orally. Preparations of this plant also not be used by pregnant women and nursing mothers, and should not be taken together with drugs for the heart.