Mistletoe has been used throughout time to heal various ailments. In the 1920’s Rudolf Steiner discovered the benefit of treating cancer with mistletoe. Presently 60% of all cancer patients in Germany, Switzerland and Austria have been treated and some point with mistletoe.
We use mistletoe in our office to treat cancer and various chronic diseases including but not limited to: rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and depression. It is administered by subcutaneous or intravenous injection and requires careful monitoring by the physician and nurse. It has been shown to decrease the side effects of chemotherapy.
Mistletoe contains viscotoxins, lectins and alkaloids all thought to be responsible for anticancer and immune system modulation. It stimulates warmth and can create mild temperature rises important for the stimulation of the immune system and therefore directly kills cancer cells and stimulates natural killer cells, which increase the body’s defense against cancer cells. It has been shown to inhibit growth of blood vessels that feed tumors. You can read more about mistletoe at the CDC website.