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Mistletoe Therapy

Mistletoe Therapy

Mistletoe has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and  folk medicine.


What is Mistletoe?

Mistletoe is most known as a Christmas tradition and getting to kiss someone under it but it could potentially offer so much more.

Mistletoe is a evergreen shrub which is semi-parasitic  which means it needs another plant (its host) on supplying its water and some nutrients. 

Mistletoe (Viscum album /Viscum L. / Viscum album L) belongs to the family of Viscaceae / Santalales/ Santalaceae /Loranthaceae.

Currently most popular species are mistletoe parasitising fir, maple, almond, birch, hawthorn, ash, apple, pine, poplar, oak, willow, lime and elm

Mistletoe Therapy

In 1920 Rudolf Steiner introduce Viscum album L. as a cancer treatment as part of his anthroposophical medicine a form of alternative medicine.

Mistletoe as Alternative Treatment

Mistletoe Therapy Research

Intravenous Mistletoe Treatment in Integrative Cancer Care

Mistletoe and Immunomodulation: Insights and Implications for Anticancer Therapies

Mistletoe in the treatment of cancer patients

Mistletoe (Viscum album) preparations: an optional drug for cancer patients?

Mistletoe-Extract Drugs Stimulate Anti-Cancer

Mistletoe therapy in oncology

Clinical safety of combined therapy of immune checkpoint inhibitors and Viscum album L. therapy in patients with advanced or metastatic cancer

Intratumoral Mistletoe (Viscum album L) Therapy in Patients With Unresectable Pancreas Carcinoma

Immune-related and adverse drug reactions to low versus high initial doses of Viscum album L. in cancer patients

Biological activity of mistletoe: in vitro and in vivo studies and mechanisms of action

Absence of tumor growth stimulation in a panel of 16 human tumor cell lines by mistletoe extracts in vitro

Mistletoe in immunology and the clinic

Complete remission and long-term survival of a patient with melanoma metastases treated with high-dose fever-inducing Viscum album extract: A case report

The case for mistletoe in the treatment of laryngeal cancer

Durable tumour responses following primary high dose induction with mistletoe extracts: Two case reports

Alternative Treatment Breast Cancer

Evaluation of an Expert Guided Integrative Therapy Concept in Patients With Breast or Gynecological Cancer During Systemic Therapy

Mistletoe: Neurological Disorders & Alzheimer’s disease

Therapeutic potential of mistletoe in CNS-related neurological disorders and the chemical composition of Viscum species

Therapeutic potential of mistletoe in CNS-related neurological disorders and the chemical composition of Viscum species


Sedative, antiepileptic and antipsychotic effects of Viscum album L. (Loranthaceae) in mice and rats

Cancer and Fatigue

Influence of Viscum album L (European mistletoe) extracts on quality of life in cancer patients: a systematic review of controlled clinical studies

Clinical Trials Using Mistletoe

Louise Burton-Payne

Passionate about feeding my body a plant-based vegan food to benefit my health, save the planet and protect animals.

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