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Mistletoe The natural cure for cancer

  • Dian Kuswandini

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, December 9 2009   /  11:06 am

Promises in a sachet: A packet of mistletoe extracts for sale, hinting at many benefits, but staying away from promises of finding true love upon consumption of the plant. Herb-magic.comIt’s a symbol of good luck and harmony – that’s why you can see it tied into a bunch with a ribbon and hung under many doorways during Christmas. In some old traditions, people use it as a love charm as the myth goes it can seal a couple’s love when they kiss under its fresh-cut leaves. Yes, we’re talking about mistletoe. With hundreds of mistletoe species growing around the world, it is no wonder the plant has long been part of many cultures – in their myths and ancient healing practices. As its name – derived from the Celtic word mil’ioc or “all heal” – suggests, this parasitic plant that grows on many kinds of trees has long been believed to help cure many ailments, thanks to its ...