Anticancer Drugs. 1997 Apr; 8 Suppl 1(): S15-6.
Anticarcinogenic and antimetastatic activity of Iscador.
Amala Cancer Research Centre, Trissur, Kerala State, India.
Methylcholanthrene-induced sarcoma formation in mice was found to be effectively inhibited by the intraperitoneal injection of mistletoe extract (Iscador M). Induction of sarcoma and sarcoma-induced death were inhibited completely at a concentration of 1 mg Iscador/dose. The concentration needed for 50% inhibition was found to be 0.0166 mg Iscador/dose. Mistletoe extract was also found to inhibit lung metastasis induced by B16F10 melanoma cells in mice. Simultaneous administration of the Viscum album extract inhibited lung nodule formation by 92.0% and produced a 71.3% increase in life span.