Also known as Phoradendron flavescens, American Mistletoe, Christmas Mistletoe, American and Oak Mistletoe.
The Druids believed that mistletoe protected its possessors from all misfortunes, and used it as an aphrodisiac, an antidote for poison, and to bestow long life and fertility. One strain of Christian myth teaches that the mistletoe was once the tree that was used for the lumber to make the cross; the plant shriveled in shame and became a parasite.
Mistletoe teas slow the pulse and lower blood pressure. They are most appropriate for treating the symptoms of high blood pressure, for example, headaches or dizziness, rather than as a primary treatment for high blood pressure. Traditional herbal medicine also uses mistletoe to treat arthritic pain and snoring. Our Mistletoe Herb is cut and sifted.