MISTLETOE ORGANIC HERB
What is mistletoe organic herb?
Mistletoe was used in traditional folk medicine hundreds of years ago. It was believed in its magical powers to protect against black magic, charms and unclean forces. It also protected warriors in battles and also brought good luck. Mistletoe has been credited with many other health benefits and has been used in countless situations.
Although mistletoe has been used in traditional folk medicine for many years, it is still not fully understood plant. Its active compounds with so far undiscovered properties give hope for a significant support in the treatment of serious diseases for which modern medicine still does not have an effective cure.
We must remember that mistletoe is a parasitic plant, so the tree from which it derives its nutritional value, mineral salts, etc. plays a very important role here. Through which also acquires the properties of a given tree.
- viscotoxins – low molecular weight peptides, composed of 46 amino acids;
- types A2, A3 and B are of the greatest importance for the pharmacological action,
- polysaccharides – arabinogalactans and galacturonates,
- lectins – viscumin (ML I), ML II, ML III,
- amines – choline, histamine,
- phenolic acids – caffeic, ferulic, betulinic acids,
- may be helpful in diseases of the cardiovascular system,
- may support the treatment of essential arterial hypertension,
- it may also be used as an aid in menopause and venous insufficiency
- modern mistletoe is used in neoplastic diseases (this is due to the recent discoveries of the cytotoxic properties of this plant.)
- it can also stimulate immunity, influencing the maturation and differentiation of T lymphocytes.
The supporting effect of mistletoe, however, is mainly associated with the subcutaneous or intravenous administration of its extracts, which always takes place under the supervision and recommendation of a doctor.
The infusion is prepared from 2 teaspoons of dried fruit for 0.5 liters of hot water. After 30 minutes of brewing, the infusion will be ready for consumption. The most commonly recommended dose is ¼ cup, 3 times a day.
In turn, to prepare a decoction you will need 2 teaspoons of the herb, which should be poured with a glass of water. Then put the mixture on low heat, but do not bring it to a boil. Keep the decoction on the fire for about 5 minutes and then strain it.
You will also need mistletoe herb and water to prepare the macerate. 1 tablespoon of the products should be poured with a glass of lukewarm water and left for 30-60 minutes. Then you need to strain the macerate and squeeze the herb.
Dried mistletoe can also be used as an addition to tea – mix 1 teaspoon with a warm drink and add a little honey.
However, it cannot be ignored that mistletoe is also suitable for the preparation of alcoholic beverages, including tinctures and wine.