Mistletoes (mistletoe extract) are an obligate hemi-parasitic plant in the order Santalales. They are known to attach themselves to a host plant and with a haustorium and absorb nutrients from it. Mistletoe extract has been used for ages as a home remedy, alternative medicine, holistic homeopathic medicine, herbal dietary supplement, and natural medicine for its potential health benefits.
Health Benefits of Mistletoes (mistletoe extract)
Historically, mistletoe was used by the ancient Greeks to cure a wide range of maladies and in that sense was known in folklore to be a kind of panacea. It also been known to have health benefits as a home remedy or natural medicine for hypertension, symptoms related to menopause, arthritis, epilepsy, headaches, infertility, and rheumatism.
Mistletoe extract is somewhat popular in Germany as a home remedy or natural medicine for treating medical conditions related to the respiratory system and the circulatory system. Some research has been done for its potential uses as a naturopathic or homeopathic treatment for cancer.
In scientific and medical studies, mistletoe exact has been shown to potentially have some uses against cancer and problems with the immune system, but, such evidence is considered to be limited. Mistletoe extract has been shown to kill cancer cells in both humans and rodents.
There is a multitude of different products that contain mistletoe extract as a natural medicine for cancer, they include: Iscador, Helixor, Iscucin, Abnoba-viscum, Eurixor, Isorel, Lektinol, and Abnoba-viscum.
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