Mistletoe Stems

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Latin Name : Viscum Album L.

Origin Country: Poland

Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that grows on the branches of other trees. In European folklore, mistletoe is considered magical, an aphrodisiac and symbol of fertility, and it has a long history as a medicinal plant.

–  Effects on muscles: Mistletoe has a profound effect on muscles of the body, most especially on specialised muscles found in uterus, arteries and intestines. Mistletoe tea is great in calming these muscles, which is somewhat beneficial in conditions such as amenorrhea or dyspepsia.

–  Calming Effect: Mistletoe herbal tea helps calm the body’s senses mostly without causing analgesia or drowsiness. It is useful in cases such as panic attacks, irritability and anxiety.

–  Mistletoe for Infection: Mistletoe tea is a useful wash for wounds and inflamed lesions that are in danger of infection. This makes mistletoe tea good in chilblains, leg ulcers and as compress for varicose veins. Mistletoe tea, when washed on the face, may be helpful for acne.

–  Cardiovascular Health: Mistletoe may help prevent high blood pressure, helping prevent coronary, heart disease and strokes.

To make an infusion, place 1-2 teaspoons of dried herb in a tea infuser or teapot or mug for each cup of tea you intend to brew. Cover with boiling water. Place on the lid (or cover your cup with a saucer). Allow the mixture to steep for 10' to 15' minutes or overnight. Then strain the tea and serve. Drink 1-3 cups of tea a day. Add if you want honey, milk or lemon wedge for flavour. Decoction: In a pot, bring 3 cups of cold water, 3-4 teaspoons of the mistletoe to a simmer. Gently decoct (simmer) for 30 minutes. Strain out herbs and return liquid to pot. . Drink 1-3 cups of tea a day. Add if you want one spoonful of honey at a time and dissolve over very low heat until you reach desired sweetness.
Although Mistletoe is generally considered safe to use medicinally, consuming more than the recommended dosage may cause vomiting, diarrhea, cramping, liver damage. In any case you should consult with your healthcare doctor before using any herb especially if you’re taking other medications or having health problems.

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