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.
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