Mistletoe Information


There is a long tradition, going back to the fourth century BC, of using mistletoe as a remedy. This evergreen plant has been used over the ages for menstruation complaints, epilepsy, ulcers, cardiac insufficiency, hypertension and oedema (Ramm 2015).

Based on research by Dr. Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925), the founder of anthroposophy, the white-berried mistletoe (Viscum album L.) was first specifically used in cancer therapy at the beginning of the 20th century.

Below you will find articles, videos, and other resources regarding the use of mistletoe in treating cancer.


None of the information provided on Mistletoe should be interpreted as an endorsement or position of PAAM to use Mistletoe in the clinical setting. These materials are for research and educational purposes only. Mistletoe is not FDA approved for treatment of cancer or any disease. It is the sole responsibility of clinicians to offer this supplement in their practice. PAAM does not recommend mistletoe as a replacement for treatments prescribed by trained and board certified oncologists. Only licensed clinicians can prescribe mistletoe. They should be fully trained in its adjuvant or supplemental use and potential side effects, drug interactions, contraindications and appropriate indications.


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