Gemmotherapy Viscum album (Mistletoe)

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Latest Edit: Iva Lloyd, ND 2014-02-22 (EDT)

See Also Gemmotherapy
See Also Botanical Viscum album

Viscum album or Mistletoe, is a aired grown plant, devoid of terrestrial roots. In the summer, it feeds through suckers by drawing the sap of its parasitisized host. In the Winter however, with its host having lost its leaves, Mistletoe is in full light. Mistletoe is a sub-shrub that grows into a ball. Its leaves are always green, thick, leathery, and grow opposite. It also has tiny flowers which are yellowish-green and arranged in groups of three to five in small clusters.[1]

Key notes

  • Sclerotic conditions
  • Used with chemotherapy treatments to break down tissue
  • Quieting/calming action on the nervous system

Therapeutic actions

  • Antisclerotic properties, recommended for sclerocystic conditions in all organs and glands
  • Quieting action on the nervous system: lowers heart rate and blood pressure. Eases anxiety, promotes sleep, decreases panic attacks
  • Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, active on fibrosclerosis
  • Potent diuretic properties as well as stimulating action on the immune system
  • Breaks down scar tissue after surgery

Clinical indications


  1. Ledoux, Frank and Gueniot, Gerard.(2012)Phytembryotherapy: The Embryo of Gemmotherapy, Editions Amyris. Spain.