• Disease
  • Herb
  • Action
  • Nutrient
  • Massage Therapy
  • Glossary

Mistletoe Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Viscum Album
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Chuan Bo Shi, Hu Ji Sheng
Homeopathic Name
Viscum Album   -   Mother Tincture

Do you know this herb by any other name ? Click Here.

Mistletoe Cures


Action of Mistletoe

Nutrients in Mistletoe

Highly Effective

Taste of

Parts Used

Stems, Leaves, Berries, Leafy , Young Twigs,

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Mistletoe

Mistletoe is poisonous. Discussion with a Doctor is must before use.

Initially begin with small doses, continue if it suits you. Stop consuming if you experience any complications.
Large doses for long time may cause the following problems.

Mild Fever
Septic Shock

Avoid during Pregnancy and Breast Feeding.

Heart patient should avoid the consumption of Mistletoe, as it may worsen the conditions. Like Heart patients people with Leukemia should also avoid Mistletoe.

If you are on any medication then it is better to consult with your doctor before consuming it.

If you have gone through an Organ transplant surgery or any other kind of Surgery, avoid, Viscum Album. As the immune system will become more active and may cause complications. It may affect the Blood Pressure in the recovery period.
Avoid use If you are having Autoimmune Disorders such as :
Multiple Sclerosis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Greaves Disease
Celiac Disease
Addison’s Disease
Wheat Allergy

Caution : Mistletoe is a potent remedy in lowering the Blood Pressure. When taken with other Blood Pressure lowering medication, Hypotension may occur. If the patient experiences Low Blood Pressure, reduce the dosage of the Blood Pressure reducing medication.
Sponsored Links


Mistletoe is a plant.
It grows in a subtropical climate.
The mistletoe is different from all other plants.
It is an evergreen that blooms and reproduces in winter.
It does not grow in the earth. It is a semi parasite that grows off trees.
It has no roots, only a so-called sinker that connects the mistletoe to the host tree.
Its growth is independent of sun and gravity, so its branches grow out into all directions. It has a spherical shape.
Subspecies are named after the host tree. Some of the best host trees are
Deciduous tree
Pine tree
Fir tree
Banyan tree
Acacia Catechu
Ficus Religiosa

Best used for Cancer and regulating Blood Pressure. Its action on the cardiovascular system is bipolar. It lowers High BP and will raise Low BP to a level best for you.

The Homeopathic medicine , Viscum Album is best used to treat :
Rheumatic deafness.
Primary Inertia during pregnancy and tedious labour.
Persistent Vertigo after epileptic seizures.
Sciatica with concomitant Otorrhoea.
Pains worse on commencing to move, better by continued movement and no pain when at rest.

In TCM :
Mistletoe may also be called: Sang Ji Sheng. Although this name technically refers to Viscum Coloratum
Meridians Associated: Liver, Heart and Kidneys.

Sponsored Links

Materia Medica for Mistletoe

Mistletoe General

Mistletoe is sedative in nature. The decoction of whole plant is mixed with common salt. It acts as laxative.
It provides a calmness and a soothing effect to the Nerves and prevent the risk Hyperactivity.
It induces the blood flow and helps in treating High Blood Pressure.
Its extract is effective in treating Anxiety, Dizziness and Headache.
It gives a soothing effect and reduces the inflammation of Joints associated with Arthritis.
Mistletoe has been used in case of ADHD, Epilepsy and Vertigo.
Caution : Consult a doctor before consuming it.
Single Herb

Mistletoe for Acne

Take out the juice of Mistletoe berries. Put some drops on a cotton ball and apply on the affected area.

Mistletoe for Joint Pain

Soak the leaves and twigs of Mistletoe in some water. When the water has been absorbed, press and take out the juice. Massage it onto the skin.

Mistletoe for Swelling

Make a tea by boiling Mistletoe leaves in some water. Use it as a wash for swelling caused by mild frostbite.

Mistletoe for Varicose Veins

Boil Mistletoe leaves and fresh twigs in some water. Put a cloth into this water and wrap around the affected area.
OR Put this warm water slowly over the affected area and give a light massage.

Mistletoe for Pyelonephritis

Have tea made from the leaves of Mistletoe. Take one cup once a day

Mistletoe for Convulsions

Prepare a decoction, made of Mistletoe leaves and one cup of hot water. Consume 1 teaspoon of it 3-4 times a day.
Queries on Mistletoe
Fake Users Alert !

Fake users have started using the Query Section to advertise their products and services.
It is therefore suspended.

Actual users may approach us through emails. Please write an email to info@herbpathy.com.
You will get a reply in your email.
Lise ( Canada )
06 Jul 2017
Mistletoe mixed in equal parts with cayenne and galic has been given to me as a remedy for heart problem and artheriosclerosis. My blood pressure used to be : 70/130
I have osteoarthritis and osteoporosis
Younger, I always have tendency to have low blood pressure: 60/110 or
Should I take this medecine without risk for lowering to much the blood pressure?

Thanks, Lise
11 Sep 2017
If you have the problem of low blood pressure, then you must not take it. Mistle toe is known to low pressure. Yes, it may lower the blood pressure so much beyond the normal level.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
30 Nov 2017
Lise,i tbink you are writing your Bp numbers backwards...60/110 could be easily understood if it were written 110/60. Bp resadings like this should good.check with doctor
13 Jul 2017
Dumisani Mqadi ( South Africa )
10 May 2018
Does mistletoe tea cure the epileptic attacks?
Charles obubu ( Nigeria )
02 Mar 2019
Where to find mistletoe leaf
Dammy ( Nigeria/osun )
14 Jun 2019
on top of kola,cocoa,avocado,orange tree...
Ingrid ( Spain )
21 Apr 2020
In the description of Mistletoe it says:”Best used for Cancer and regulating Blood Pressure. Its action on the cardiovascular system is bipolar. It lowers High BP and will raise Low BP to a level best for you.”

Then you recommend NOT TO TAKE IT for people with low BP? Mix messages and very confusing. In the end, can both type with high and low BP take Mistletoe or not?

Titi ( Nigeria )
21 May 2020
What herbs can cure hepatitis b and irregular mensuration? Also a prolong infection in the body? My menses comes and go, I need a stable menses? I have used different medications for it if I don't use it it not come on it own? I am experiencing rashes, boils, hot false and whitish small boil too?
I have been drinking stone breaker but yet no result? Those whitish boil is from my tommy to my thigh just like a baby it comes and go. Please help me?
31 Mar 2021
Stone Breaker is good for treatment of Hbv and you can combine it with Enantia Chlorantha bark extract the two will help your liver to recover. However, you will need to keep using the herbs because it hard leads to cure but you will be healthy.
Apostle T.reuben Urhobo
01 May 2021
Have you tried the METHUSELA TEA and the BLACK BLACK BALM?
Your Query - This is a community service. You may ask and answer a query.
[Note: You are requested to write correct English only. Please do not use SMS English, Short Text and Words like hi, hello.]
[Optional: For better guidance]
[Optional: To get email Alert]
[Optional: To get message Alert]
Sponsored Links