Papillon wrote:WOW this is interesting.
I've read that Mistletoe was the most powerful healing herb of the druids, but until now no modern herbalist had managed to find a viable use for it, or a way of using it in which it wasn't toxic (I forget which
In the dutch language herbalist books you can find a lot about the uses of Mistletoe. One of the best works is from the Flemish doctor Geert Verhelst " Groot handboek geneeskrachtige planten". ( Big handbook medicinal plants). This book has a long description about the history, uses etc. of Mistletoe. You can also find dried Mistletoe, mothertinctures... here in Belgium in herborist shops or pharmacies.
It was not only a powerful healing herb of the Druids, a lot of ancient scriptures talk about the benefits of mistletoe.
Hippocrates recommended it for diseases of the spleen.
Plinius described it as a cure for epileptic cramps, dizziness and convulsions. it dried up glandular tumors and made external abscesses fluid/supple.
Dodoens in the 16th century, Bother Aloysius,... all talked about the healing properties of Mistletoe.
Rober Steiner lies at the basis of using Mistletoe for cancer treatment.
In dr Verhelst's book he describes the uses of it oral, external, injections, the combinations with other plants, contra- indications...