MISTLETOE


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

HISTORY:

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.

PREPARATION:

Use mistletoe under a physician’s careĀ  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.

  • Tincture:

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.

SAFETY:

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.