White Mistletoe – 4 Amazing Health Benefits

The therapeutic qualities of mistletoe have been known since the ancient times and the modern science can only confirm what’s already known. Before getting into more details, it’s good to know that the mistletoe with beneficial effects can only grow in trees like fir, pine, quince, plum tree and apple tree. On the other side, the mistletoe that grows in the maple tree, willow, linden, oak or walnut tree is toxic and must be avoided.

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Slows Down the Cancer Evolution

The doctors think that besides using a regular treatment, the cancer evolution can also be stopped with the help of natural remedies. This association can give better results than usually. Consume every evening, for at least 1 year, a cup of soaked mistletoe. You can get a mistletoe extract from a healthy food store or chop the fresh plant and put 1 teaspoon of it in a cup of water. Let the mixture soak from morning till evening and, at the end of the day, warm the liquid, strain it and drink it before bedtime.

Stops Bleeding

Mistletoe tea is recommended for bleeding because it has a hemostatic effect. So, if you suffer from nose, lung or intestinal bleeding, you should consume one cup of mistletoe tea every day. After a short period, the bleeding will disappear. Still, from time to time, you can consume this tea to prevent bleeding.

Regulates Blood Sugar Level

The same mistletoe tea has stimulating properties for the metabolism and a beneficial activity for the pancreas. If you drink mistletoe tea for a few months, you will notice that the blood sugar levels will ve regulated. Still, throughout the treatment it’s recommended to avoid consuming large quantities of sugar.

Calms Respiratory Crisis

In case you have frequent cough and asthma crisis, mistletoe can be of great help. Mix a tablespoon of honey with a pinch of mistletoe powder, 3 drops of thyme essential oil and one drop of peppermint essential oil. Use this treatment 4 times per day for one month. After a week of continuous treatment, you can consume this mixture once every few days to prevent the apparition of the crisis.

How to Properly Use Mistletoe

Tea – use it as cold extract. Use 1 teaspoon of the plant and let it soak in 100 ml of water for 8 – 10 hours, then warm is a little bit and strain.

Fresh juice – use a blender or a juicer to obtain the juice from the fresh leaves and stems

Ointment – mix the white grains with lard and use the ointment externally, especially for frostbites.

Tincture – you can find in the healthy food stores. At home, you can obtain it by letting the leaves soak in alcohol in a dark colored bottle. Let the mixture soak for 10 – 12 days, then strain it.

Only dry the mistletoe naturally, in well ventilated rooms, without any source of light. Out of 2 – 3 kilos of fresh plant, you will usually obtain 1 kg of dried product. You can harvest mistletoe throughout the year and only use the young branches with leaves.

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