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Other Names: Mistletoe, European Mistletoe, Common Mistletoe, White Berried Mistletoe, Birdlime Mistletoe, Mulberry mistletoe, Birdlime, All-Heal, Druid's Herb, Witch's Broom, Thunderbesem, Wood of the Cross, Holy Wood, Golden Bough, Devil's Fuge, Viscum Album
Traditional Usages: Hypertension, Insomnia, Hyperactivity, Nervous Excitability, Limb Twitching, Epilepsy, Chorea, Tinnitus, Rabies, Headache, Dizziness, Fatigue, Heals Old Ulcers and Sores, Falling Sickness, Apoplexy, Palsy, Enhances Good Health, Strength of Body and Manly Vigour, Convulsive Nervous Disorders, High Blood Pressure, Energy Loss, Irritability, Vertigo, Delirium, Hysteria, Neuralgia, Urinary Disorders, Chronic Arthritis
Resources: China, Europe, South Asia, US
Parts Used: Stems, Berries, Leaves, Young Twigs
Administration Method: Fresh herb, cut and powdered mistletoe for natural preparations
Health Warning: The berries of this plant are toxic and should not be used. Taking more than the recommended dosage will deteriorate the heart. Avoid if there is protein hypersensitivity, chronic-progressive infections, e.g., tuberculosis.  

Mistletoe - Herbal remedy for Epilepsy: Mistletoe is used for the treatment of seizure disorder. The berries of this plant are toxic and should not be used but the plant leaves can be made into a tea. Mistletoe leaves are available in capsule form and can be consumed as one 450 milligram capsule daily.
Health Warning: The berries of this plant are toxic and should not be used.

Mistletoe – Herbal remedy for Heart Attack:  Add half a teaspoon of mistletoe leaves to a cup of water and let it soak for 12 hours. Strain and drink three times a day.
Health Warning: Taking more than the recommended dosage will deteriorate the heart.

Mistletoe - Herbal remedy for Vertigo:   Infuse a handful of mistletoe leaves in a cup of boiling water for 10-minutes. Strain and drink twice a day.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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