Mistletoe: Benefits of Mistletoe in Alternative Cancer Treatments.


istletoe extract is among the most widely studied complementary and alternative cancer therapies and is commonly prescribed to people with cancer in some European countries, most notably Germany.

Some research suggests that when used as adjuvant therapy (in combination with other therapies) it may be effective for improving quality of life, symptoms, and survival times with certain cancers.

More than 50 clinical trials have looked at the effects of mistletoe extract in people with cancer.

Not all studies have shown benefits but that is true of any clinical trial. It has been in use for over 50 years.

The most commonly acknowledged benefits of its use are boosting the immune system (by boosting the number of killer T-cell lymphocytes) and decreasing the “side effects” of other cancer therapies.

In general, negative side effects related to mistletoe use reported in clinical trials have been minimal, minor, and non-life threatening.

In short, it seems that mistletoe extract is worth a try in treating cancer, especially when used in conjunction with other therapies.

Dr. Bob

Mistletoe extract has been widely used to support cancer therapy and improve quality of life..

-Johns Hopkins University