MISTLETOE: “Christmas Gift for Blood Pressure”
Blood Pressure, Cancer Treatment, Immune Stimulant, Kissing Herb
Also Known As: Herbe De La Croix, Lignum Crucis and Viscum
We all know mistletoe as the plant that lovers kiss under at Christmas time. It is a custom that Americans have practiced for many years. Koreans, Europeans and Americans alike have used mistletoe for it’s medicinal effects.
Use mistletoe under a physician’s care if treating with high blood pressure.
- Infusion A:
Use equal parts of mistletoe, hawthorn and balm. Infuse 2 teaspoons of the mixture. Boil water for 5 to 10 minutes and add mixture to water. Take 1 cup in the morning and 1 cup at night before bed.
- Infusion B:
Use one cup of boiling water and add 1 teaspoon of the freshly dried plant. Steep for 10 minutes and drink.
For blood pressure control, the recommended dose is 5 drops per day.
USE: (Grow Your Own)
Mistletoe is gathered from the wild and not cultivated. Check with your nursery information and planting instructions.
Keep herb away from children. Fatalities have been reported from children ingesting just two berries. Mistletoe contains tyramine, a chemical that may stimulate uterine contractions. Avoid use if you are pregnant.Use cautiously and in low doses.