Natural Resources

Plants are the basis and the most important ingredient of our natural remedies. For us, it is essential to cultivate and harvest them carefully and sustainably in order to be able to extract their ingredients in the highest quality possible during the production process.

Our Plants

In addition to mistletoe, other plants are used to provide support in cancer treatment. We focus our research primarily on the following:

Local Resources

We focus on regionality and sustainability: Our plants grow in wild and cultivated areas in Switzerland, Germany and France. Climatically suitable locations with optimal soil conditions are important for them. Immediately after harvesting, we transport the plants to our headquarters in Arlesheim, Switzerland, for further processing.

Cultivation and Supply Security

Mistletoe grows very slowly: It is only ready to be harvested after about 12 to 15 years. Therefore, we have to plan ahead and recognize challenges at an early stage. Climatic changes and diseases influence nature, the trees, and thus also mistletoe.

We therefore look after them carefully and support their natural spread with targeted cultivation. For us, sustainable care also includes limiting mistletoe growth in such a way that the vitality of the trees is not impaired.

Biology of Mistletoe

Mistletoe was already valued in the ancient world as a medicinal plant for various diseases. For over 100 years it has been used in integrative cancer therapy.

Its botanical characteristics were the starting point and essential for the development of anthroposophical mistletoe pharmacy. Various studies prove the effects of this unique plant. According to research, two substances seem to be most important for the mistletoe’s use in cancer therapy: Viscotoxins and mistletoe lectins.

Mistletoe Host Trees

Mistletoe is a flowering plant without roots on the ground. It lives on trees or bushes and receives water and nutrients from its host plant. There are over 1,000 mistletoe species worldwide. The white mistletoe (Viscum album L.) found in Central Europe is the one that can establish itself on most different host trees. It occurs in three subspecies: as hardwood mistletoe (on deciduous trees such as apple trees, elm, oak), as pine mistletoe and as fir mistletoe.



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