Bulk Mistletoe Herb Powder

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Mistletoe Herb Powder


Mistletoe is an evergreen, semi-parasitic plant that grows on a variety of deciduous trees, including elm oak, birch, apple, maple and pine. Also known as European mistletoe, the plant, with its milky white berries, is popular as a Christmas decoration. The herb contains agents that inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells. In fact, mistletoe is the best studied complementary injection therapy for cancer patients. Although it is prescribed as an anti-cancer drug in Europe, it is not yet approved for this purpose by the FDA in the US. It is also important to know that some of the compounds in this plant are cardiac toxins comparable to ricin and cobra venom. Therefore, it is not safe to ingest this herb.

However, it is safe to use mistletoe herb powder topically. As a cosmetic ingredient, mistletoe lends anti-inflammatory and astringent properties to soaps, lotions, salves and other skin care products.

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information at a glance

active compoundsAlkaloids, cardiac toxins (viscotoxins, phoratoxins), lectins, flavonoids, phenolic acids, sterols, lignans, terpenoids, phenylpropanoids.
plant part usedLeaf and fruit

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a tightly-sealed container in a cool, dry place free of direct light.
appearance & aromaBrownish-gold powder without remarkable aroma.


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cosmeticIncorporate mistletoe herb powder in water, oil and alcohol infusions for topical use in soaps, salves, liniments, lotions and serums.
culinaryDo not ingest mistletoe powder.
aromaticOils infused with mistletoe powder are used in perfumery, usually in combination with warm, spicy-scented herbs.
industrialMistletoe is used in the pharmaceutical industry.
safetyThis herb is considered toxic to the heart and liver. For topical and aromatherapeutic use only.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised:  Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.

All reviews solely reflect the views and opinions expressed by the reviewer and not that of Monterey Bay Herb Co. We do not verify or endorse any claims made by any reviewer. None of these statements have been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.