Mistletoe berry (Visci albi fructus)

Published July 14, 1993.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

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Name of Drug

Visci albi fructus, mistletoe berry.

Composition of Drug

Mistletoe berry consists of the fresh or dried fruit of Viscum album L. [Fam. Viscaceae], as well as preparations thereof.

Pharmacological Properties, Pharmacokinetics, Toxicology

None known.

Clinical Data 1. Components of the Following Drug Combinations Combinations containing up to 5 components:
Mistletoe berry, mistletoe herb. Mistletoe berry, mistletoe herb. Mistletoe berry, mistletoe herb. Mistletoe berry, mistletoe herb, hawthorn berry, garlic, rutoside. Mistletoe berry, mistletoe herb, 3 chemically defined components. Combinations containing more than 5 components:
Mistletoe berry, mistletoe herb, valerian root, chamomile, peppermint leaf, blackberry leaf, yarrow herb, lemon balm leaf, hops, lavender flower, rose hip seed, heather, ripe poppy seed capsules. Mistletoe berry, mistletoe herb, valerian root, silver weed, rosemary, wormwood, oregano, cleavers, wood betony. Mistletoe berry, mistletoe herb, walnut leaf, couch grass, white willow bark, silver weed, rosemary, shepherd's purse, tormentil root, fumatory, masterwort, meadowsweet flower, horse chestnut flower. Mistletoe berry, mistletoe herb, hawthorn flower, hawthorn leaf, lemon balm leaf, rosemary. Mistletoe berry, mistletoe herb, birch leaf, horsetail herb, Indian snakeroot, rutoside, three homeopathic components. Mistletoe berry, mistletoe herb, hawthorn flower, berry and leaf, blackberry leaf, yarrow, St. John's Wort, silver weed, lemon balm leaf. Mistletoe berry, mistletoe herb, hawthorn flower, cola nut, ginseng root, royal jelly, 2 chemically defined components. Mistletoe berry, mistletoe herb, valerian root, licorice, birch leaf, cornflower, restharrow root, parsley fruit, cat's foot flower, calendula flower, maté leaf, hawthorn leaf with flower, motherwort, woundwort flower, red poppy petals, acaciae robiniae flos, marshmallow flower, red clover flower. Mistletoe berry, mistletoe herb, buckthorn bark, senna leaf, chamomile, licorice root, cornflower flower, dandelion root and herb, yarrow herb, stinging nettle, cat's foot flower, calendula flower, shepherd's purse, witch hazel leaf, yarrow flower, woundwort flower, red poppy petals, acaciae robiniae flos, marshmallow flower, red clover flower. Mistletoe berry, mistletoe herb, valerian root, chamomile, senna leaf, birch leaf, cornflower flower, yarrow herb, rue leaf (ruta graveolens), cat's foot flower, calendula flower, shepherd's purse, heather, hawthorn leaf with flower, witch hazel leaf, yarrow flower, woundwort flower, absinthe herb, red poppy petals, acaciae robiniae flos, marshmallow flower, red clover flower. Mistletoe berry, mistletoe herb, uva ursi leaf, gentian root, fennel seed, caraway seed, sage leaf, thyme, juniper berry, dandelion herb with root, lemon balm leaf, rosemary, lavender flower, sweet flag rhizome, marjoram herb, chamomile, arnica root, agrimony, peppermint herb, elderberry, eyebright herb, cloves, nutmeg, wood betony. Mistletoe berry, mistletoe herb, sage leaf, mullein, plantain leaf, St. John's Wort, horsetail grass, lemon balm leaf, calendula flower, rosemary, lavender flower, cowslip flower, watercress, eyebright herb, wild thyme, oregano, wood sanicle. 2. Claimed Uses of the Above Combinations
Blood pressure regulation. Internal bleeding, epilepsy, arteriosclerosis, pulmonary bleeding, infantile convulsions, gout, hysteria, circulatory system regulation, elimination, blood purification, for massive loss of blood. High blood pressure, circulatory disorders, improvement of vitality. Prophylaxis for the care of the cardiovascular and nervous systems. Mild to moderate high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis. Sedating. Epilepsy, sedating, antispasmodic. Tonic for the blood circulatory system. Tonic for the blood circulatory system and general arteriosclerosis. Hypertension, essential hypertonia, supportive for renal hypertonia, arteriosclerosis, vertigo, neurasthenia, depression. Tonic for the cardiovascular system. Increase in physical and mental stamina. Cardiotonic. Constipation, intestinal fermentation, hemorrhoids, itching of the anus, varices, circulatory disorders. Female disorders, such as menstrual disorders, poor blood circulation, menopausal discomforts, stagnation of blood, hot flashes, headaches. Purification of the body, prevention of progressive aging. Nervous heart trouble, headaches, sleep disorders. 3. Risks Poisonings of children after consumption of mistletoe berry have been observed.

Dosage and Mode of Administration

There are no data available for dosage of this herb in combination.

Evaluation

Since the effectiveness for the claimed uses is not documented, a therapeutic application cannot be recommended.