Helixor Heilmittel GmbH is a pharmaceutical company in the field of integrative oncology specialising on manufacturing and distributing remedies from mistletoe (Viscum album) and Christmas rose (Helleborus niger).
Mistletoe products from Helixor are aqueous extracts of fresh mistletoe plants. The three subspecies of white-berry mistletoe, which grow on different host trees, have different constituents. Your doctor will choose the mistletoe product best suited to you
Mistletoe is a flowering plant most commonly associated with Christmas time. The plant is a parasite that lives on trees and bushes receiving water and nutrients from its host plant.
The European mistletoe (Viscum album) has the largest range of potential hosts among the over 1,000 mistletoe species worldwide.
The most common species found in Central Europe are:
hardwood mistletoe (V. album ssp. album) found on apple, oak, elm, poplar, maple, lime, birch trees
pine mistletoe (V. album ssp. austriacum) found as the name suggests on pine trees
fir mistletoe (V. album ssp. abietis) on fir trees
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