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.
Currently most popular species are mistletoe parasitising fir, maple, almond, birch, hawthorn, ash, apple, pine, poplar, oak, willow, lime and elm
Mistletoe as Alternative Treatment
Mistletoe could offer benefits and complementary treatment for:
This research shows a huge variety of potentials for the use of Mistletoe: Biological activity of mistletoe: in vitro and in vivo studies and mechanisms of action
Mistletoe Therapy Research
Alternative Treatment Breast Cancer
Mistletoe: Neurological Disorders & Alzheimer’s disease
Cancer and Fatigue
Clinical Trials Using Mistletoe
The first pilot randomised controlled trial is being carried out at University of Bristol with mistletoe therapy for breast cancer in the UK.