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Interaction of standardized mistletoe (Viscum album) extracts with chemotherapeutic drugs regarding cytostatic and cytotoxic effects in vitro

Posted January 8, 2014

Given the importance of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to cancer patients, there is an increasing need to learn more about possible interactions between CAM and anticancer drugs. Mistletoe (Viscum album L.) belongs to the medicinal herbs that are used as supportive care during chemotherapy. In the in vitro study presented here the effect of standardized mistletoe preparations on the cytostatic and cytotoxic activity of several common conventional chemotherapeutic drugs was investigated using different cancer cell lines.

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Mistletoe extract doubles survival time of pancreatic cancer patients in clinical trial

Posted October 22, 2013

Patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer doubled their survival time when treated with mistletoe extract in a new European clinical trial – and with very few side effects. In comparison, the standard chemo drugs for treating pancreatic cancer carry such serious side effects that patients and their doctors often forgo chemotherapy and opt for best supportive care instead.

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Medicinal attributes of mistletoe

Posted December 26, 2012

Mistletoe, the same plant you kiss under at holiday time, may be an effective aid against certain types of cancer. A semi-parasitic plant, mistletoe grows on a variety of common trees including apple, oak, elm and pine. As a traditional medicine, mistletoe was used by the Druids and the ancient Greeks, and was widely regarded as something of a cure-all.

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Mistletoe Found To Be Effective At Treating Colon Cancer

Posted December 3, 2012

New research reveals that mistletoe could act as possible therapy for those with colon cancer. Scientists from the University of Adelaide have found that the Christmas plant has properties that can be effective at killing the cancer cells and could potentially become a possible alternative to chemotherapy.

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Scientists explain why mistletoe is helpful with diabetes

Posted August 10, 2012

You would probably heard that orange juice and chicken soup or even yoghurt can help boost your immunity and fight off cold, but a cup of tea made from Mistletoe leaves at meal times will also do the same magic.

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Understanding Whats in Your Mixed Greens

Posted April 30, 2012

In restaurants and grocery stores, we often see terms like mesclun greens or spring mix but what do these terms mean exactly, and how do the combinations affect the taste and nutritional profile of the greens?

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