Mistletoe is a parasitic evergreen plant that lives on trees such apple and elm. Modern complementary therapies for cancer are increasingly making use of mistletoe preparations. However, mistletoe grows on many different trees, and the properties of the plant vary according to the host. "Mistletoe Therapy for Cancer" presents, for the first time, an important reference for practitioners on the characteristics of each type of mistletoe and the kinds of cancers they are best suited to treat. Thirteen host trees are described, covering aspects from mythology and botany to homeopathy and flower essences. The authors pull the various characteristics together, providing a unique guide to the different types of mistletoe and which patients might benefit most from the individual varieties. The results will be useful not only in treating cancer, but also in prevention.
"Mistletoe Therapy for Cancer" includes specific case studies, as well as notes on supplementary therapies using metals.