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Mistletoe is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Mistletoe

Mistletoe in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Mistletoe in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: per Gowers in 1881, "Borax on some ocasions was of great value when bromide was ineffective, but mistletoe and turpentine were comparatively useless…"
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 206
Source: A Disease Once Sacred, John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001, M.J. Eadie and P.F. Bladin
Complete: Eadie MJ, Bladin PF. A disease once sacred: a history of the medical understanding of epilepsy. Eastleigh: John Libbey; 2001. p. 206.
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Synonymns for Mistletoe

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Mistletoe

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Mistletoe in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Mrinmoy Nag, Amit Kar, Joydeb Chanda, Pulok K Mukherjee
RP-HPLC analysis of methanol extract of Viscum articulatum - A plant from Ayurveda.
J Ayurveda Integr Med: 2019;
[PubMed:30638917] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P a)

Anna Szurpnicka, Jordan K Zjawiony, Arkadiusz Szterk
Therapeutic potential of mistletoe in CNS-related neurological disorders and the chemical composition of Viscum species.
J Ethnopharmacol: 2019, 231;241-252
[PubMed:30458281] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Tido von Schoen-Angerer, René Madeleyn, Gunver Kienle, Helmut Kiene, Jan Vagedes
Viscum Album in the Treatment of a Girl With Refractory Childhood Absence Epilepsy.
J. Child Neurol.: 2015, 30(8);1048-52
[PubMed:25038133] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Simeon K Adesina, H C Illoh, Imoh I Johnny, Imoh E Jacobs
African mistletoes (Loranthaceae); ethnopharmacology, chemistry and medicinal values: an update.
Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med: 2013, 10(4);161-70
[PubMed:24146518] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I e)

Phillip L Pearl, Ian M Drillings, Joan A Conry
Herbs in epilepsy: evidence for efficacy, toxicity, and interactions.
Semin Pediatr Neurol: 2011, 18(3);203-8
[PubMed:22062945] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)



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