Mistletoe

MistletoeSanskrit name: Vanda, Bandaka
Botanical name: Dendrophthoe falcata
Habitat: It is native to tropical Asia, Africa and Australia.

 

 

 

Energetics:

  • Rasa (taste): Sweet, Bitter, Astringent
  • Virya (action): Cooling
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
  • Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha, pitta and vata

General information

Dendrophthoe falcata or Mistletoe is a Hemiparasitic plant and has many therapeutic benefits. It is highly rich in tannins and the whole plant can be used in medicinal preparations. It possesses astringent properties and is helpful in treating respiratory diseases. It is also rich in flavonoids. It is anti-microbial in nature and helps in treating skin ailments and allergies. This herb is also beneficial in the digestive system and urinary tract disorders.

Contraindications

No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance. Avoid in pregnancy.

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