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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Taiwan, also the founder and artistic director of Golden Bough Theatre, Wang Rong-Yu, was raised in a Taiwanese opera troupe and the son of the very famous Taiwanese opera singer Hsieh Yue-hsia, the aesthetics of this performance seem to be the unsurprising result of the legacy of his upbringing.
Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness has been read as a mythic journey to hell and back based on Frazer's Golden Bough.
Mawr who articulates seminal aspects of the mythologies and superstitions described in The Golden Bough and then appropriated by Lawrence within the scope of Pan ideology.
In the end, Yeats's image of the golden bough turned out to have basis in a historical glimmer gathered by ambassador Liudprand of Cremona from one of his visits to Constantinople in the 900s.
Further, the emphasis on its healing power recalls The Golden Bough and the pages that Frazer devotes to the primitive and totemic use of shorn hair to help crops grow, to ensure a bountiful harvest, and to contribute to the health of human offspring and the longevity of tribal leaders.
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.
Frazer's The Golden Bough, for example, or Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces.
This anagogical understanding is sharpened by Tory's second metaphor, the golden bough from Virgil's Aeneid [Fig.
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.
She also gives a clear account of the use Eliot made of Jessie Weston's From Ritual to Romance and James Frazer's The Golden Bough.