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.
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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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