From the HBD Archive
From: millette@ohsu.EDU (Robert Millette)
Subject: RE: Mistletoe
Date: 1992-03-19 01:01:03 GMT

I know of the toxicity. Contains lectins that precipitate blood cells, and
cause multinucleation. In Europe, however, it has been used for 30 years
as a chemotherapy for cancer. Like many chemotherapies, its a race to kill tumcells before you kill the patient. The traditional mistletoe drug is fermented
; thus my request. I would'nt think of drinking it, nor would I advise it.
Jay Allen

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