Mistletoe & Wine recipe for circulatory and cardiovascular system made from Viscum album (English Mistletoe), Phoradendron serotinum (American Mistletoe)
Viscum album has a European origin, while the Phoradendron serotinum is native to North America. It grows on various mature, deciduous trees.
The custom of using mistletoe for decoration of our homes at Christmas is a survival of this old custom. Kissing under the mistletoe is one of the most widely known holiday traditions.
Mistletoe is an evergreen, hemi-parasitic plant, usually found attached on the branches of their host. Leaves are oppositely arranged, yellow-green in color. It has pale yellow or green flowers, which appear from March to May. The female flowers are developing into white berries, which ripen from September to November.
Parts used: Leaves, branches, berries.
Useful components: Glycoproteins, polypeptides, flavonoids, caffeic and other acids, lignans, acetylcholine, polysaccharides.
Medicinal use: European mistletoe is mainly used as cardiac, diuretic, stimulant and vasodilator. It has beneficial effects on the circulatory and cardiovascular system: it lowers the heart rate and blood pressure. Crude mistletoe herb is used to make a tea to treat hypertension at a dosage of 10 g/day. It can ease anxiety and promote sleep. An external application is used in treatment of leg ulcers and varicose veins. It also stimulates digestion and is helpful in promoting digestive processes. Mistletoe extracts have been also studied in Europe as a supplemental treatment in cancer therapy.
Precautions: Berries are considered to be poisonous. Large doses could have dangerous effects on heart action. Some herbs could react with certain medication. Therefore, it is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption of any herb.
Healthy Home remedy for Cardiovascular system
There is a recipe you can prepare easy :
Preparation: 2 liters of white wine, ground mistletoe 100 grams, onion juice 200 ml, garlic 200 grams, 200 grams of honey.
Place all parts to soak in a 3-5 liter (4,226 Quart) jar that will be held in sunlight or room temperature for 14 days.
Mix it with a wooden spatula daily, then strain it, put in dark color glass and store in the refrigerator.
Drink 50 ml twice / day, half hour before breakfast and dinner.