KISS ME UNDER THE MISTLETOE

It’s the perfect timing to introduce you to this loving plant!

You can find a lot of interesting myths and magical uses of this herb since ancient times. As I could recall, I think the Greeks were the ones that discovered it first…

Mistletoe is usually placed above the entrance door in the belief that it will drift off the evil spirits and ensure fertility. Well, for Cherokee people it was signifying love and marriage. Today, people still find hope in this belief and hang decorations made of this herb on house doors. There’s no hurt in that, right? Kissing under the mistletoe is a magical moment for those who do it. So I encourage you to go and kiss someone you love! Today, now, don’t wait! If they’re not by your side then send them a kiss :* If nothing, you will have a beautiful moment of sharing Love… Who doesn’t like kissing?!

According to Anglo-Saxon legend, kissing under the mistletoe was connected to Freya, the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. It said that a man had to kiss a girl who found herself under the mistletoe wreath, without realizing it (the lucky one). What happens after is they live happily ever after ๐Ÿ˜€

It’s fun to read myths, interpretations, and different beliefs all around the globe. We all have unique folklores. We follow different rituals or create some of our own, which is great.

But beyond all the symbolism, mistletoe as a plant itself has benefits for our body and mind. 

The best thing I like about it is that it calms our nerves. If you feel that your anxiety is reaching the ceiling, or you have restless sleep, this is your getaway nerve tonic. It’s lowering the stress hormones and puts you in a much more manageable state. Your head will rest and your sleep will improve. I like to mix it with chamomile flowers, for an even greater experience. Calmness hits within the minutes ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

This also applies if you suffer from hypertension. Extracts from the mistletoe lower blood pressure and ease the stress on the cardiovascular system. For this matter, you can brew a little stronger tea.

Furthermore, by lowering the stress level in our body, we are breathing more freely. Sore throat, coughing, bronchial inflammation, or any other respiratory discomfort that you may feel can be treated with a hot cup of mistletoe leaves. And this just reminded me of the big NOTE you must follow – Always make sure that you’re using the leaves of mistletoe herb!

Berries are beautiful, I know, but they can be toxic, so leave them out, let them just hang there, don’t use them in tea. You are completely safe with leaves. 

Here’s one more interesting benefit of this loving herb… It reduces snoring! I bet you love that one ๐Ÿ˜€ Doesn’t matter if you are aware that you do this or you just sleep by someone who does it, it will certainly help both sides, haha. Brew that cuppa and sleep tight, because dreams are magic and nobody likes to be held back from that place. Especially on these cozy, winter days ๐Ÿ˜‰

Right now, from the Black Rabbit Tea collection, you can find this magical herb in the blend Bunny’s Sweet Dreams. Besides mistletoe, there’s chamomile and lavender flowers and yes, it takes you to that wonderful, peaceful dreaming place. If you manage to get the ‘Sleepy Queen’ bath (from my book of herbal recipes, ‘Herbal Baths’), the power of sleep will be united! You’ll be all set for your favorite pajama, warm mug, and sensation of the subconscience universe! I honestly do love that place. Rarely take naps during the day, if I’m up then I’m awake, if I sleep then I sleep…really deep sleep ๐Ÿ™‚

So, my dearest, if you haven’t tried to make a cup of mistletoe tea yet, now is the time. But please, please, please make sure that you use just the leaves like I mentioned above because berries are toxic!

Merry Christmas!

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9 Comments

  1. Fartfist says:

    Wonderful and true words!
    I love your writing personality,,,
    ~FF

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    1. Thank you FF, you’re more than kind…Head on to KISS somebody! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. Hahaha! Amazing!
        Merry Christmas FF!

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  2. I hardly knew anything about mistletoe before I read your fab post, now I feel like a real smarty-pants. Thanks for sharing this research! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜€ There you go Smarty, my pleasure.
      Thanx for stopping by and enjoy your new wisdom ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Feel free to come back for more!

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  3. Mindy Moyer says:

    Wow!! This was a super interesting post. I am doing a course on herbalism but I hadn’t yet heard all about the mistletoe plant!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Youโ€™re welcome dear ๐Ÿค

      Now youโ€™ve got some fresh ideas โœจ

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    2. Let me know more about your course. Find me on instagram @thecupofdiary

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