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(vis'kŭm),
1. The berries of Viscum album (family Loranthaceae), a parasitic plant growing on apple, pear, and other trees; has been used as an oxytocic. Synonym(s): mistletoe
2. Herbage of Phoradendron flavescens, American mistletoe; has been used as an oxytocic and emmenagoque.
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In all five bioassays, anthroposophically processed Viscum album extracts (APVAE) induced a stronger morphostatic protection effect than unprocessed Viscum album extract (VAE).
Successful treatment of metastatic malignant melanoma with Viscum album extract (lscador M).
Results: Viscum album significantly inhibited growth of all pediatric tumor cell lines tested, but not of normal fibroblasts.
Ampoules of ME (aqueous; 20 mg/ml; ABNOBA, Viscum) including Quercus, Fraxini and Mali dissolved in physiological saline were kindly provided by A/Prof Ljubov Simson.
Treatment of Ctinicat(y Diagnosed Equine Sarcoid with a Misttetoe Extract (Viscum atbum austriacus).
Leaf lectin from Viscum album coloratum showed a preventive effect against lung metastasis caused by B16-BL6 and 26-M3.1 cells in mice that received 20-50 ng of lectin through intravenous administration two days before inoculation of cancer cells.
Malkoc, "Removal of lead(II) by adsorption onto Viscum album L.: effect of temperature and equilibrium isotherm analyses," Applied Surface Science, vol.
Ward, "Host specificity, nutrient and water dynamics of the mistletoe Viscum rotundifolium and its potential host species in the Kalahari of South Africa," Journal of Arid Environments, vol.
Robak, "A preliminary study on the effect of mineralization parameters on determination of metals in Viscum album species," European Journal of Chemistry, vol.
Korean mistletoe (Viscum album coloratum) lectin was reported to have various biological activities.
Elevated lysozyme was also observed in Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica) after feeding with Korean mistletoe extract (KM-110; Viscum album Coloratum) (Choi et al., 2008).
The most common plants that are problematic for dogs are the autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale), azalea (Azalea nudiflora), cyclamen (Cylamen spp.), dumbcane (Dieffenbachia), hemlock (Conium maculatum, which is a poisonous plant and not related to the coniferous hemlock tree), English ivy (Hedera helix), mistletoe (Viscum album), oleander (Nerium oleander), thorn apple or jimsonweed (Datura stramonium), yew (Taxus spp.), and any mushroom or toadstool that you cannot identify as safe.