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Mistletoe (generic name)

treats Hepatitis, Arthritis, Respiratory disease, HIV, Immunomodulation, and Cancer
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DISCLAIMER: Natural Standard developed the above evidence-based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to Selected references are listed below.

Bar-Sela G, Gershony A, Haim N. Mistletoe (Viscum album) preparations: an optional drug for cancer patients? Harefuah 2006 Jan;145(1):42-6, 77.

Bock PR, Friedel WE, Hanisch J, et al. [Efficacy and safety of long-term complementary treatment with standardized European mistletoe extract (Viscum album L.) in addition to the conventional adjuvant oncologic therapy in patients with primary non-metastasized mammary carcinoma. Results of a multi-center, comparative, epidemiological cohort study in Germany and Switzerland]. Arzneimittelforschung 2004;54(8):456-466.

Elsasser-Beile U, Leiber C, et al. Adjuvant intravesical treatment with a standardized mistletoe extract to prevent recurrence of superficial urinary bladder cancer. Anticancer Res 2005 Nov-Dec;25(6C):4733-6.

Finall AI, McIntosh SA, Thompson WD. Subcutaneous inflammation mimicking metastatic malignancy induced by injection of mistletoe extract. BMJ 2006 Dec 23;333(7582):1293-4.

Grossarth-Maticek R, Ziegler R. Prospective controlled cohort studies on long-term therapy of breast cancer patients with a mistletoe preparation (Iscador). Forsch Komplement Med 2006 Oct;13(5):285-92.

Grossarth-Maticek R, Ziegler R. Prospective controlled cohort studies on long-term therapy of cervical cancer patients with a mistletoe preparation (Iscador). Forsch Komplement Med 2007 Jun;14(3):140-7.

Grossarth-Maticek R, Ziegler R. Randomised and non-randomised prospective controlled cohort studies in matched-pair design for the long-term therapy of breast cancer patients with a mistletoe preparation (Iscador): a re-analysis. Eur J Med Res 2006 Nov 30;11(11):485-95.

Huber R, Classen K, Werner M, et al. In vitro immunoreactivity towards lectin-rich or viscotoxin-rich mistletoe (Viscum album L.) extracts Iscador applied to healthy individuals. Arzneimittelforschung 2006 Jun;56(6A):447-56.

Huber R, Rostock M, Goedl R, et al. Immunologic effects of mistletoe lectins: a placebo-controlled study in healthy subjects. J Soc Integr Oncol 2006 Winter;4(1):3-7.

Kirsch A. Successful treatment of metastatic malignant melanoma with Viscum album extract (Iscador M). J Altern Complement Med 2007 May;13(4):443-5.

Piao BK, Wang YX, Xie GR, et al. Impact of complementary mistletoe extract treatment on quality of life in breast, ovarian and non-small cell lung cancer patients. A prospective randomized controlled clinical trial. Anticancer Res 2004;24(1):303-309.

Schink M, Troger W, Dabidian A, et al. Mistletoe extract reduces the surgical suppression of natural killer cell activity in cancer patients. a randomized phase III trial. Forsch Komplement Med (2006). 2007 Feb;14(1):9-17.

Schumacher K, Schneider B, Reich G, et al. Influence of postoperative complementary treatment with lectin-standardized mistletoe extract on breast cancer patients. A controlled epidemiological multicentric retrolective cohort study. Anticancer Res 2003;23(6D):5081-5087.

Seifert G, Tautz C, Seeger K, et al. Therapeutic use of mistletoe for CD30+ cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorder/lymphomatoid papulosis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2007 Apr;21(4):558-60.

Semiglazov VF, Stepula VV, Dudov A, et al. Quality of life is improved in breast cancer patients by Standardised Mistletoe Extract PS76A2 during chemotherapy and follow-up: a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multicentre clinical trial. Anticancer Res 2006 Mar-Apr;26(2B):1519-29.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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