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Key Uses:Generalized tremors and uncontrollable jerking after a frightNeuralgic pains, especially headachesSeizures, including petit mal and epilepsy that may be accompanied by breathing problemsTearing joint pains
Origin : Native to Europe and northern Asia, and found growing as a parasite on host trees such as oak and apple.
Background : Revered in Nordic and Druidic legend, this plant has long been used in herbal VIOLA TRICOLOR (Heartsease)172 medicine and is currently being researched as a treatment for cancer.
Preparation : The fresh, leafy shoots and berries are harvested in fall, chopped finely, and macerated in alcohol.
Remedy Profile : Fear and detachment from others is typical in those for whom Viscum alb. is most appropriate. They seem to dream constantly, both when awake and asleep, and may talk incoherently. They may be alternately cold and hot.
The classic symptom picture for Viscum alb. is of seizures, tremors, or epilepsy, tearing joint and neuralgic pains, and asthma. It is prescribed for generalized tremors, uncontrollable jerking after a fright, seizures, including “absences,” petit mal, chorea, and epilepsy that begins as a glow radiating from the head to the feet. Attacks may be accompanied by breathing difficulties or asthma, and followed by persistent dizziness and by twitching of the body that causes insomnia.
Neuralgic pains usually treated with Viscum alb. include headaches with a numb, tightening sensation and throbbing in the top of the head, as though the skull is being lifted off the body. Headaches are sometimes accompanied by eye pains, difficulty in opening the eyelids, and crackling noises or deafness in the ears.
Symptoms Better : None known.
Symptoms Worse : For winter; for cold, stormy weather; for becoming chilled when hot; for movement.