Tis the Season for Mistletoe – A Cancer Fighting Agent
Mistletoe is a semi-parasitic plant that grows on various host trees. Mistletoe extracts are used for a variety of conditions including cancer, HIV, hepatitis, and degenerative joint disease. Oral preparations are available as dietary supplements and homeopathic remedies. However, most clinical research has evaluated mainly parenteral formulations, which are not approved for use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration.
Studies support the use of mistletoe to improve symptoms and quality of life, and reduce chemotherapy and radiotherapy side effects, including in pancreatic (13) (37), lung (11), colorectal (12), and breast (14) cancers. Some studies suggest it may help prolong survival (6) (8) (9) (13), but other study results are mixed (17) (18) (19) (43). Preliminary studies suggest that intravesical mistletoe extract is safe and well tolerated in patients with nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer (38), and that mistletoe extract injection may be efficacious for chemical pleurodesis in patients with malignant pleural effusion (39) (44).
The best source for mistletoe is through Helixors’s website (www.helixor.com). Through the website, the staff Helixor also offer recommendations on the preparation best suited to your individual case along with the dosing instructions. The USA is the only country in the world where mistletoe cannot be legally shipped. WHAT A SHOCKER! Anything that challenges the greatly expensive modern medicine’s cancer drugs isn’t allowed in the USA? There are a few other avenues to get the product if anyone is interested.