Kissing under sprigs of mistletoe is a well-known holiday tradition, but this little plant’s history as a symbolic herb dates back thousands of years. The Greeks were known to use it as a cure for everything from menstrual cramps to spleen disorders, and the Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder noted it could be used as a balm against epilepsy, ulcers and poisons. The plant’s romantic overtones most likely started with the Celtic Druids of the 1st century A.D. Because mistletoe could blossom even during the frozen winter, the Druids came to view it as a sacred symbol of vivacity, and they administered it to humans and animals alike in the hope of restoring fertility.
There are actually two types of Mistletoe. Phoradendron flavescens is a decorative plant that is native to the Eastern seaboard of North America and is most commonly used in Christmas decorations. The second types, Viscum album, is of European origin and are most commonly found on apple trees, sometimes growing on oak trees as well. This latter species is highly venerated by ancient Celts and Germans and is used as a ceremonial plant.
Precautions: Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Mistletoe may modify glucose regulation. People with diabetes or blood pressure conditions are advised to monitor their blood sugar closely and discuss the use of this herb with a qualified healthcare practitioner prior to use. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
At Sage Valley Herbs we wanted to create an environment where anyone could get involved in herbalism. No matter the religion, race, creed or demographic. Throughout time the Earth has provided for all of us. We love the history of herbalism throughout humanity.
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At Sage Valley Herbs we wanted to create an environment where anyone could get involved in herbalism. No matter the religion, race, creed or demographic. Throughout time the Earth has provided for all of us. We love the stories of herbalism throughout history.
I am a Clinical Herbalist and grower. What does that mean? I study the plants and their constituents (ingredients) and how those interact with the human body. I have a full time practice and I study how plant based compounds restore our bodies to homeostasis. I am a member of multiple groups where I am mentored and guided by licensed physicians and specialists in their field. I am also a mentor to those wanting to learn. I study Chinese, Indigenous, and Western Herbalism/Medicine. The cognitive connection I have with the plants is a just like any relationship, it blossoms with nurturing and time. As a grower I have special connection to the herbs we use and sell, as I have watched them grow from seeds. The truest from of herbalism is botany, chemistry, history, plant husbandry, and the desire to honor the plants in their highest form. , I can truly say I am grateful for the relationship with our Mother Earth. And all of the gifts she has given us. I am the Founder and teacher/mentor at Fortress of Faith Adventures where people can experience hands on with regeneration practices. We are members of the Oklahoma Agritourism Program, OAA, TravelOK.com, certified organic grower, and work with many others in our community