Mistletoe is an herbal extract that is injected subcutaneously or administered via IV. Mistletoe is one of the most widely studied complementary and alternative medicines for cancer; It has been shown to have:
Immune stimulating effects.
- Improvements in patients’ general condition, vitality, strength, thermal comfort, appetite, sleep and pain from bone metastases.
- The ability to decrease in side effects from chemotherapy (less pain, nausea, neuropathy, fatigue, low blood counts).
- Mistletoe is widely used for cancer patients, particularly in Europe. In Germany for example, it is among the most prescribed drugs offered to cancer patients.
Unfortunately, this therapy is not approved by the FDA and therefore has limited availability in the United States.