Believed in various cultures to bring good luck, protect against magic, and increase fertility, mistletoe is a parasitic herb native to Europe, West, and South Asia. This plant, also known as gevele, güvelek, purç, cekem, is leafy in all seasons and lives on trees. Apple, pear, willow, poplar and oak are trees on which mistletoe lives.
The berries of the mistletoe are pea-sized, shiny and white. It is toxic if used orally. It is used in pharmacy. The leaves of the mistletoe, which has been known for its healing properties since ancient times, are collected only between October-December and March-April. It has no healing properties when collected outside of this timeframe.
What Are the Benefits of Mistletoe Tea?
It lowers blood pressure.
It is good for cough.
It helps in the treatment of asthma.
It is good for diarrhea.
Relieves premenstrual syndrome.
It calms the nerves.
Helps in the treatment of Sara’s disease.
It prevents stomach contractions.
It relieves nervous tension, is soothing.
How to Drink Mistletoe Tea?
For mistletoe tea, put 1 teaspoon of finely chopped mistletoe leaves in 1 cup of cold water.
Leave this mixture at room temperature for 1 day.
After this time, heat the mixture.
After straining, your tea is ready.
You can consume 1 tea glass of mistletoe tea a day.
Points to be considered:
Mistletoe berries are poisonous. Never consume or use these fruits.
Mistletoe extract can cause allergic reactions.
Since there is not enough information about its consumption with drugs, we recommend that you consult your doctor before regular use.