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Why Do People Use Mistletoe?
The oral preparations of Viscum album (Mistletoe), like mistletoe powder, are used for the treatment of cancer, lessening adverse effects caused by radiation and chemotherapy therapy, internal bleeding, cardiovascular conditions including high blood pressure, infantile and epilepsy convulsions, hemorrhoids, gout, arteriosclerosis, psychiatric conditions such as sleep disorders, depression, amenorrhea, headache, for blood purification purpose and symptoms of menopause. Mistletoe preparations are also used for treating physical and mental exhaustion, for whooping cough, as a tranquilizer, vertigo, asthma, chorea, diarrhea and for improving gallbladder and liver conditions.
Subcutaneously - Mistletoe injections are effective for cancer diseases and for degenerative joint diseases.
Is It Safe To Use?
Possibly Safe - Appropriate oral or subcutaneous utilization is considered safe. More evidence is required about the safety of extract of mistletoe.
Likely Unsafe - Oral consumption of mistletoe in high doses is considered unsafe. High doses of mistletoe leaves or berry may lead to lethal side effects. More than 2 leaves or 3 berries maybe responsible for low blood pressure, slow heart rate, seizures and even death in some cases.
Likely Unsafe In Pregnancy - Oral or subcutaneous utilization of mistletoe is likely unsafe. Mistletoe may have abortifacient activity and may stimulate the contractions of uterus.
Avoid In Lactation - Mistletoe should also be avoided by breastfeeding females because there is lack of authentic and information available in this regard.
How Effective Is Mistletoe?
Mistletoe powder is likely ineffective in following conditions/diseases:
• Neck and Head cancer
• Pancreatic cancer
• Bladder cancer
• Breast cancer
• Colorectal cancer
• Gastric cancer
• Hepatitis C
More confirmations are required to rate the effectiveness of mistletoe for these uses.
How Mistletoe Works?
The most effective part of Viscum album are its stem, leaves and berries. It is a parasitic plant that grows on many different trees such as oak, pine, maple, apple and various others. In this way, the concoction preparation of mistletoe can differ relying upon the types of tree it grows on, harvest time and other factors as well. There are also various active constituents of mistletoe such as the three basic glycoprotein lectins: MLI also called as viscumin, MLIII and MLII and alkaloids, viscotoxins and monoterpene glucosides.
Mistletoe is a potential anticancer agent. According to clinical research, it may act as an organic reaction modifier that both exerts cytotoxic effects and stimulates the immune system. Evidences also suggest that mistletoe powder can strengthen the immune system in both human and animal models.
Other studies recommend mistletoe may stabilize DNA activity. In spite of the fact that mistletoe does boost the immune system in individuals and likely has cytotoxic impacts, the clinical advantages in individuals are still not known. According to initial studies, mistletoe does not enhance survival in patients with cancers. Analysts conjecture that it may not work in individuals because of various reasons. Mistletoe lectins might be unable to bind to certain human cells. The human body may excrete or destroy the active ingredients of mistletoe powder, which might be responsible for its decreased activity.
In addition to possible anticancer impacts, mistletoe may also have cardiac depressant, hypotensive, sedative and anti-inflammatory effects.
What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Mistletoe?
Orally - Generally, mistletoe powder has no adverse effects when utilized in small dosage. Utilization of 2 leaves 3 berries or less does not appear to be responsible for major adverse effects. Large doses can result in lethal toxicity. Oral utilization can result in diarrhea, vomiting, coma, hepatitis, contraction of the pupil, hypotension, seizures, uncontrollable eye movement and even death.
There is only one case reported about a patient suffering from hepatitis taking a mix home grown item.
Intravenous infusion of aviscumine can result in fever, fatigue, vomiting, nausea, pruritus, urinary frequency, elevated liver enzymes and hypokalemia issues as well.
Intraperitoneal injection and injection specifically into a tumor can result in pain at the site of infection eosinophilia and nausea. Necrosis can also occur at the site of injection.
How Mistletoe Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?
Mistletoe powder may interact with following diseases or conditions:
• Hypotensive Effects Containing Supplements & Herbs
How Mistletoe Interacts With Drugs?
Viscum album seems to interact with following drugs:
• Antihypertensive Drugs
How Mistletoe Interacts With Foods?
How Mistletoe Interacts With Lab Tests?
Mistletoe may interact with the results of following lab tests:
How Mistletoe Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?
People with following diseases or conditions should use mistletoe powder with caution:
• Autoimmune Diseases
• Cardiovascular Disease
• Organ Transplant
What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Mistletoe?
ORAL There is no typical oral dosage of Viscum album.
Intravenous - For various solid, advanced tumors, aviscumine, a pure form of mistletoe lectin formed by the techniques of recombinant DNA, has been used as an intravenous infusion of 4 to 5 micrograms per kg given once weekly.
Intravesical - In order to cure bladder cancer, particular extract of water mistletoe (Madaus AG, Germany) has been utilized intra-vesically for consecutively six weeks in a dosage of 50 mL. Such extract should be kept in the bladder for two hours after usage.
Subcutaneous - For hepatitis C treatment, 1 mL of water extract mistletoe, along 5 mg of Viscum album shoud be utilized thrice daily for whole week.
In North America, mistletoe is becoming famous for cancer treatment. It was also announced in a famous TV show Larry King Live that many women have been using mistletoe for breast cancer treatment. Mistletoe has been utilized for treating cancer since the 1920s particularly in European countries. There are many brands are available containing mistletoe extracts such as Eurixor, Iscador, Isorel, Helixor, ABNOBAviscum and Vysorel. However all of these products are not commonly available in North America. Yet there is no solid evidences that these products really work for breast or different cancers.
General Certificate of Analysis (COA)
Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.