There has been a great deal
of superstition surrounding mistletoe. It was held sacred to various peoples in Europe who
believed this plant could keep the evil spirits away from them. These days mistletoe is
widely known as part of a Christmas kissing ritual.
Mistletoe is believed to be
a poisonous herb and some authorities believe it should not be used at all. However, there
are some of its loyal supporters who report that the herb can remedy high blood pressure.
There is an active ingredient in the herb is the toxic substance, and it is this substance
which aids high blood pressure.
This herb should only be
used under the supervision of your Health Professional.
How It May Benefit
Symptoms of toxicity
include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, headache, decreased heart rate, hallucinations,
muscle spasms, and convulsions.
Home remedies using
mistletoe are not recommended.
Mistletoe is a poisonous
herb, potentially fatal. Do not take it unless specifically prescribed it by your Health
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.