Herbal treatment can be no less effective than the use of synthetic medicines. Mistletoe is becoming increasingly popular in herbal medicine. Medicinal properties turn the plant into a potent agent, and contraindications in case of its use should be taken into account uncompromisingly.
White mistletoe: a cure for a hundred diseases or poison?
Mistletoe is an evergreen shrub that parasitizes crowns of deciduous trees, less often coniferous. Curly, woody branches of mistletoe, covered with dense leaves of oval or oblong shape, can be seen in southwestern, central, southern Russia and the CIS countries. For therapeutic purposes, use the branches and leaves of the shrub.
In the "dark" medieval times, mistletoe really entered the list of the most dangerous poisons. But with the help of modern research it has been proved that toxic substances in small doses do not bring harm, but significant benefits to the body. Mistletoe is a broad-spectrum agent that:
- dilates blood vessels;
- lowers blood pressure;
- tones up, raises heartbeat;
- relieves pain;
- Suppresses inflammatory processes.
Mistletoe preparations are ingested when:
- inflammation of the organs of excretion;
- gynecological diseases;
- pathologies of the digestive system;
- enlarged prostate gland;
- lowering the overall tone;
- the formation of ulcers and tumors.
External use of mistletoe is recommended when:
- inflammation of the lymph nodes;
- muscle aches;
In conjunction with other plants, the beneficial properties of mistletoe are activated for the treatment of other diseases, as well as weight loss.
Mistletoe Myths That Can Harm
Argued that the decoction of mistletoe - this is ordinary green tea, and you can drink it without restrictions. Remember, her overdose is a direct route to poisoning. It is also unacceptable to use this medicinal plant if you expect a baby or breastfeed a newborn, although ignoramuses may convince you that such a decoction or tincture will increase the production of milk. It is not known what effect the chemical composition of mistletoe has on the child's body, therefore it is not worth risking the health of the crumbs.
In the case of impaired liver function, the organ will not be able to cope with even the minimum amount of potentially toxic substances. For this reason, "treatment with poisons" is prohibited for people with liver and gallbladder diseases.
You need to be careful and hypertensive: acceleration of the heart rhythm will not do them good, as hypotensive.
Be careful when applying mistletoe: too concentrated solution for a compress can lead to tissue necrosis.
If you managed to do something stupid, taking mistletoe without taking into account contraindications, and feel nauseous and dizzy, call an ambulance. Do not sit back until the doctors arrive - provoke vomiting and drink tablets of activated charcoal.
Preparation of medicines from mistletoe
Mistletoe-based medicines can be easily prepared at home, because the forms of using this plant are simple:
Only such preparations as mistletoe (concentrated extract) and viskalen are made exclusively at a pharmacological factory. They are used only in the field of oncology. If your illness is not so serious, you can independently collect and dry the mistletoe shoots or purchase them at the pharmacy.
- 10 g of the shoots finely chopped.
- Pour the resulting mass of 200 ml of boiling water.
- Wait 9-10 minutes and then filter thoroughly.
- Drink 1 cup no more than 3 times a day or make external compresses.
- Grind 15 g shoots.
- Put in a container filled with 150 ml of 70% ethanol.
- Insist 14 days in a warm place, but not allowing direct sunlight.
- Stir periodically.
- Strain and take 15-20 drops 3 times a day.
- Grind shoots to form a powder.
- Take 1 g 3 times a day.
Mistletoe plus linden
In combination with the usual linden mistletoe helps to get rid of excess weight. But the achievement of the desired result is possible only if a special five-day regimen is observed.
1 day. During the day, drink tea from lime leaves.
2 day. Linden drink replaced with mistletoe tea.
3 day. Prepare lime and mistletoe tea in equal proportions.
4 day. To linden and mistletoe tea add 10 g of honey.
5 day. Some lemon juice is added to the drink.
Mistletoe plus sophora
A popular blend is mistletoe and Japanese Sophora. Tincture is used as a means of:
- cleansing vessels;
- relieves inflammation of the oral mucosa;
- lowering blood sugar levels;
- eliminating varicose veins, hypertension;
- curing diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
Two alcohol tinctures (the first of the mistletoe, the second from the Japanese Sophora) should be mixed and taken 1 tsp. 30 minutes before meals.
Remember: the course of treatment with tea, tinctures and powders should not exceed 5-7 days.
So, undoubtedly, mistletoe has medicinal properties, but it is very important to follow the contraindications and rules of administration in the case of the use of preparations based on it. With the safe use of mistletoe and its compounds with other medicinal plants will not only help get rid of many diseases, but also in the shortest possible time will return a beautiful, slim figure.