Mistletoe is an herbal generally associated with Yule. It is classified as a parasitic plant that grows on top of existing plants and draws nutrients from its host. These plants are usually harvested in the winter and hung to dry for use later on. Generally, this plant is considered a good luck charm. You can carry it on you for luck or lovers who kiss underneath it are ensured happiness. It is also a symbol of peace.
This herb can be used magically for:
- masculine energy
- attracting love
- good luck
- increasing sexual potency
- banishing energy and unwanted spirit
Medicinally, it can be used for:
- lowering blood pressure
- general health of the heart and circulatory system
- uterine contractions to aid in menstruation and childbirth
When using mistletoe in teas for medicinal remedies be careful as it is toxic. You would have to ingest a substantial amount to kill you but you must keep out of reach of small children and pets. Do not use mistletoe if you are pregnant or nursing.
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