Viscum alba loranthaceae
Viscum, herbe de la croix, and lignum cruces
Europe and America
Dried leafy twigs
Mistletoe is a nervine. It will calm, soothe and tone the nervous system. It has the ability to slow the pulse rate, lower blood pressure and stimulate contractions of the uterus.
Mistletoe contains Viscotoxin ( a cardio-active polypeptide), triterpenoid saponins, choline, histamine, anti-tumour proteins.
Not to be given to children or pregnant women. Do not take if using MAO inhibitor medication, such as some anti-depressants, check with a medical practitioner.