Learn the Herb: Mistletoe
Mistletoe is considered a sacred plant with many medicinal virtues. Many people are unaware of hidden properties in this extraordinary herb and know the tradition of kissing when a couple happens to meet underneath this plant. However, there is much more to know about Mistletoe. This article shares with you the properties and benefits of Mistletoe.
Historically been used to treat whooping cough, recent research has discovered numerous medicinal properties of Mistletoe. These properties made this atypical plant a valuable ingredient in herbal medicines.
Properties of Mistletoe
The medicinal properties present in this magical plant that stand out are as follows:
- Analgesic properties
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Anti-rheumatic and diuretic properties
- Antispasmodic and sedative properties
- Immunostimulant properties
It is not surprising to know the growing popularity of Mistletoe in herbal medicines considering the properties mentioned above. Herbalists now widely use it to alleviate the symptoms of several ailments.
Uses and Benefits of Mistletoe
Mistletoe calms the symptoms of cough, headache, and ringing in the ears. It can also be effective in alleviating the symptoms of asthma and rebellious spasmodic cough.
Stimulate the Immune System
Mistletoe is an immunostimulant. As the name indicates, it stimulates the immune system that helps protect the body from various diseases.
Used in Vaginal Infections
Mistletoe is also used externally in the form of infusion to improve vaginal infection and other genital ailments. Traditionally, mistletoe poultices were applied to frostbite and crevices. It is also prescribed during menopause.
Where to Find it?
Mistletoe is widely grown in the countryside. You might love the round white tufts of its fruit. They are small plants with leaves, stems, and tiny white berries. If you get a little closer, you will find that these fleshy little berries exude real glue if you crush them. The magical properties of Mistletoe are present in this glue-like material of its fruits.
You can also find Mistletoe at any herbalist store.
How to Use it?
You can use Mistletoe in a number of ways. The most common way is to prepare its infusion, like other medicinal herbs.
It can help reducing hypertension and detoxification of the body.
In consultation with an herbalist, you can also use the extract of its berries for immune system stimulation.
Now you know that besides using Mistletoe for ornamental purposes or using it as a sacred plant, you can also benefit from the numerous medicinal properties it has. Include this magical herb in your health routine and benefit from its unique properties.