Mistletoe. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Mistletoe (Viscum album)

Mistletoe Properties

* The Mistletoe is a potent hypotensive diuretic and antispasmodic properties so is used in hypertension, prevention of arteriosclerosis, kidney stones, rheumatism.
* You antiepileptic.
* Very useful in prostate disorders.
* Properties are highly recognized in the treatment of malignant tumors.
* There are many doctors who believe that mistletoe is active on tumors especially intravenous administration, whereas orally takes several months before noticing its effectiveness.
* Externally: papillomas, condylomas.

Contraindications to the Mistletoe
* Heart, cardiac therapy (mistletoe contains a glycoside with cardiotonic action, the viscoflavina). Renal failure. liver disease.
* Inadvisable in pregnancy, lactation, children, liver disease, the presence of alkaloids, especially viscalbina.
* PLS USE No dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.

Side Effects of Mistletoe

None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

* Its berries are highly toxic, its content in viscotoxin: ingestion of 15 of them cause poisoning in the form of nervous disorders and heart diseases. While 25 berries can cause death from depression of medullary respiratory and cardiac centers.
* It is preferable discontinuous treatments and progressive, starting with low doses.
* For its hypotensive action is preferable to have your prescription under medical supervision.
* As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.
* Caution: viscotoxin have a local necrotizing action.

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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