Ancient History: Why Was Mistletoe Sacred to the Druids?

Mistletoe is a part of the Christmas celebration. It’s a carry-over from the ancient Druids who lived in sacred oak groves. What was so special about it? I really don’t know. All I know is when I see mistletoe hanging over the door I’m very careful who I’m standing with as tradition has it you’re suppossed to kiss the person you find yourself standing under it with. My favorite herb book, “back to eden” by Jethro Kloss, has the medicinal properties of mistletoe listed as “narcotic, antispasmodic, emetic, tonic, nervine.” It’s also stated to be “effective in epilepsy, convulsions, hysteria, delirium, nervous debility, and heart troubles.” Honestly, I thought it was poisonous. I’d look into it a little more before I consumed it. It is worth looking into. Perhaps the wise Druids were onto something a bit more than an occasional holiday smooch.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historic novel The Celtic Prince Available here:


eBooks at Amazon:

eBooks and computer downloads available through Smashwords:

eBook through Barnes & Noble:

and Acorns and Eat’em, a how-to vegetarian cookbook and field guide for eating acorns. Find it here:

CelticPrinceCover   CreatespaceAcornsAndEat'emFRONTCOVER


Published by

Suellen Ocean

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s