22 Dec Mistletoe (Viscum album)
There has been a great deal of superstition surrounding mistletoe. It was held sacred to various peoples in Europe who believed this plant could keep the evil spirits away from them. These days mistletoe is widely known as part of a Christmas kissing ritual.
Mistletoe is believed to be a poisonous herb and some authorities believe it should not be used at all. However, there are some of its loyal supporters who report that the herb can remedy high blood pressure. There is an active ingredient in the herb is the toxic substance, and it is this substance which aids high blood pressure.
This herb should only be used under the supervision of your Health Professional.
How It May Benefit You…
- high blood pressure
- cancer (In conjunction with conventional medical treatment.)
Symptoms of toxicity include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, headache, decreased heart rate, hallucinations, muscle spasms, and convulsions.
Home remedies using mistletoe are not recommended.
Mistletoe is a poisonous herb, potentially fatal. Do not take it unless specifically prescribed it by your Health Professional.
WARNING:Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.