While mistletoe gave birth to the modern tradition of stealing a kiss at Christmas - a practice established long before the advent of Christ - it should not be mistaken for holly, which is sometimes wrongly called mistletoe.
It is an evergreen parasitic plant, growing on the branches of trees, often found on old apple trees but can also grow on hawthorn, lime and other trees.
Mistletoe has a long history of use and western herbalists recommend it as a nervine and heart tonic. Its antispasmodic action makes it useful for sleeping disorders and nervous excitement.
Mistletoe has a nervine action beneficial for the relief of nervous excitement, tenseness, irritability and anxiety-induced sleep disturbances. It is also used as a cardiotonic and to help maintain normal blood pressure.
Claims are based on traditional use in western herbal medicine.
Active IngredientsEach 5 mL level metric spoon contains Mistletoe (Viscum album) twig leafy young dry 1.6 g.
Features / Benefits
- Listed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) as a herbal medicine.
- Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, caffeine, gluten, sugars or lactose.
- Label contains appropriate information based on latest herbal monographs.
- Least expensive way of taking a herbal medicine.