It was actually research on meadowsweet that led to the discovery of aspirin in the 19th century.
The herb has a gentle action on the digestive system and is effectively used as a remedy for acidity, gastritis, peptic ulcers, and
Mistletoe is antispasmodic, calming and stimulates the immune system. Mistletoe extract is typically used to treat convulsive coughing, bronchial asthma and asthmatic attacks.
Mistletoe has a profound relaxing effect on muscles of the body, on specialized muscles found in uterus, arteries and intestines.
It’s calming properties ease the psychological tension caused by an asthmatics difficulty in drawing breath. In some cases, mistletoe is also used to treat epilepsy, hysteria, neurosis, dizziness, arterial hypertension, cardiac ischemia, hiccups, digestive and uterine cramps.
Today, there’s a renewed interest in using mistletoe tea in addressing conditions such as cancer, heart diseases and hypertension. Mistletoe extracts are shown to kill tumour cells.