If you feel exhausted, irritable or suffering from headache
or hypertension, try European Mistletoe for relief. More
importantly, there are very hopeful and exciting studies currently
being conducted on European, or Common Mistletoe, in the area of
immune therapy, which show promise in building defense against
disease. This semiparasitic plant contains chlorophyll and has been
used in traditional medicine to treat arthritis, epilepsy,
menopause, hypertension, and even cancer. Mistletoe extracts
medicinal use dates back to Ancient times. However, it began to
gain attention as a chemotherapeutic agent in the 1920's. It
contains a number of active compounds, including lectins and
alkaloids, and according to the National Cancer Institute, it was
regarded as a "cure all" by the Druids and the ancient Greeks.
Lifestyle factors such as smoking and drinking alcohol are thought
to contribute to high blood pressure, or hypertension. This can be
one of the risk factors for increasing the chance of suffering a
stroke or developing heart disease. Mistletoe extracts are believed
to be an alternative remedy for high blood pressure, but you should
always consult with your healthcare provider before taking any
Cancer, in the simplest terms, is a group of cells that are
unable to die, or go through a process called apoptosis, which
means cell death. Phytonutrients, such as the compound found in the
extracts of Mistletoe, have been shown to restore the body's
ability to fuel the immunologic response. Mistletoe has been shown
to target cancer cells by blocking the formation of new blood
vessels. Alkaloids are mainly found in plants and some fungi. These
nigrogen-based substances are found in products such as coffee and
vincristine, which is also an anti-cancer drug. It may also be
beneficial for reducing the potential side effects of cancer
treatments. A large clinical trial in Germany found that cancer
patients that took a certain Mistletoe liquid extract lived 40
percent longer, and had a significantly higher quality of life,
than those who did not take the extract.
It has a reputation for regulating and strengthening the
heartbeat, as well as regulating a fast heart rate, from feeling
nervous. Studies done on Mistletoe extracts for blood pressure are
few and far between, however, the results of a study published in
December 2009 issue of "Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine"
showed that both a single administration and a 14-day consecutive
administration of Mistletoe extracts significantly reduced high
blood pressure. However, this test was only carried out in animal
studies. It is also said to relieve the temporary headaches
associated with high blood pressure.
Mistletoe tinctures are considered to be antispasmodic, and
calming as well as stimulating to the immune system. Mistletoe's
calming properties can be beneficial for easing the psychological
tension caused by asthamatics difficulty breathing. Mistletoe is
said to relax the whole body or a part of the body by affecting the
nervous system. It has been used in herbal medicine for centuries
to relieve the symptoms of epilepsy, convulsions, hysteria,
delirium, vertigo, exhaustion, St. Vitus dance, nervous tension and
to ease irritability.
Mistletoe extracts may support AIDS patients by enhancing the
immune system and thus giving the patient some added protection
from the secondary infections associated with this disease.
European Mistletoe tincture, when used externally in a carrier
material, has been applied for relief of arthritis, rheumatism,
chilblains, leg ulcers and varicose veins.
Ingredients: Mistletoe (European), Distilled
Water, 20% Alcohol.
Instructions: Use 6-12 drops in juice, water,
under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake
well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
Contraindications: Great caution is advised
when taking European Mistletoe; it is a very powerful herb, and it
should be used only under the direction of a qualified health care
practitioner. Pregnant and nursing women should not use Mistletoe,
nor should people with heart problems or those who take MAO
inhibitors for depression or Parkinson's disease. All parts of the
plant are highly poisonous if eaten. Do not take Mistletoe if you
have tuberculosis AIDS, hyperthyroidism, an inflammatory disease,
or brain or spinal cord tumors. Call your doctor right away if you
have any of the following side effects: low or high blood pressure,
fainting, seizures, change in eyesight, hallucinations, diarrhea,
nausea or vomiting. There have been reports of chills, fever,
headache and allergy, and thus if there is itching, rash, tightness
in your throat or chest pain, stop taking Mistletoe. There may be
interactions with Mistletoe and prescription antihypertensives (an
additive hypotensive effect), antiarrhythmics (i.e Digoxin), due to
its negative inotropic property.
Disclaimer: The information presented herein by
New Way Herbs is intended for educational purposes
only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are
not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease.
Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it
is always advisable to consult with your own health care
From Anonymous of Helsinki, Finland on 11/16/2012.
All Tinctures are Wild Crafted or Organic and Made in the USA
FREE PRIORITY SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $75!
is currently empty