Uncover Hidden Herbs meanings

In the past, the name used to make reference to santalaceae and European mistletoe which were the only species Europe.

A type of mistletoe known as Viscum album has oval green leaves that have a smooth edge which grow in pairs all over the stem, and sticky berries that grow in clusters of around six. Mistletoe is a name that defines hemi parasitic plants which is in contrary to the personality that has been attributed to the traditional associated with it.

The plants grow on the branches of a tree known as haustorium which grows in the form of a shrub, they get all their food and nutrients from the plant. It has adverse effects when ingested and can cause various problems into the digestive system; it also results in a low pulse rate.

Viscum Album, the native mistletoe in European has been featured in the Greek mythology where it has been said to be an ancestor of Romans known as Golden Bough of Aeneas.

Mistletoe will help to

  • Treat respiratory problems.
  • Treat circulatory system.
  • Secure form the evil.
  • Improve love.
  • Treat cancer.

Medical uses

The Europeans use the mistletoe in the treatment of a wide variety of diseases of the respiratory and circulatory system. Perhaps the most significant use of the herb is in the treatment of cancer, in this case, the origin is traced to the pioneer of Arthroscopy, Rudolf Steiner. He contrasted the parasitism of the cancer cells to that of the mistletoe. However, the scientists claim lacks adequate proofs and has been held as a mere belief by the modern scientists neither is all the curative effects that have been associated with the mistletoe.

Magical uses

On burning Mistletoe, rue and Oakwood simultaneously, you will keep away the evil powers and even break jinxes. In some informal use, it is used as an ingredient in love charms and powders. However, it does not have a significant effect when used for love portions. The herb has been said to have adverse effects when used internally, thus should not be used internally at all.

By Florance Saul
Aug 29, 2012