American mistletoe

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American mistletoe

Herbal medicine
An evergreen with sedative principals once used for hypertension, menstrual disorders, paralysis, seizures, strokes, tuberculosis, poisoning and as an abortifacient.

Toxicity
American mistletoes is listed by the FDA as an unsafe product.

A·mer·i·can mis·tle·toe

(ă-mer'i-kăn mis'ĕl-tō)
Phoradendron leucarpum, a plant most often encountered as a Christmas decoration; purported medicinal value in treating internal disorders and as an anticarcinogenic.
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William Robertson Smith, Frazer's intellectual mentor at Cambridge, exerted the greatest single influence on The Golden Bough.
I loved the song, I thought it was really good, we've change it around a bit since that time, but if they ever call a James Bond film, The Golden Bough, it would be a good soundtrack track to that.
This paper provides a systematic exposition of what Wittgenstein took to be the fundamental error committed by James George Frazer, author of the classic anthropological work The Golden Bough, in his account of ritual practices.
Frazer's The Golden Bough, for example, or Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces.
Frazer, whose pioneering study of myths and ritual, The Golden Bough (1890-1915), described fertility rituals then still practised in Africa, Asia, and Australia and compared them to the rituals of ancient Greece and Rome.
This is an ambitious work, placing the horse in both myth and history throughout the ages in peace and in war, in religion and art from near the dawn of time to the Kentucky Derby, so it is of interest not only to horse fanciers but also to readers with interests ranging widely through anthropology, theology, geography and the history of warfare--from The Golden Bough to Horses Hitches and Rocky Trails.
Scholars, such as Sir James Gordon Frazier in his The Golden Bough and, more recently, Joseph Campbell in his various books on myth, help us to appreciate different interpretations of religious claims and doctrines.
Neither composer Stuart MacRae nor librettist Simon Armitage found that point of balance in The Assassin Tree, a new 65-minute opera based on an episode in James George Frazer's study of magic and religion, The Golden Bough.
The translations from the Aeneid, following Du Bellay's and Des Masures's in the 1550s, and preceded by a brief apologetic prologue, form a linear series of anthological passages published along with the Latin text; Peletier selected the tempest episode (book 1), the description of Fame, Nox erat, and Dido's suicide (book 4), ending with the Golden Bough (book 6).
Celtic band Golden Bough will play Brandborg Winery, where audience members will have a chance to win costume contests for showing the most Irish spirit.
Built by a pioneer settler in the 1840s, the antebellum home was bought by Faulkner in 1930 and named after the legend of the Rowan tree in Sir James Frazer's The Golden Bough.
In an abundantly double-clicked reading of "Nutting," Kneale argues for the poem being Wordsworth's Golden Bough.