- Love and Attraction
Perhaps best known for its association with Christmas and the old custom of kissing under a sprig of mistletoe hung in the home, mistletoe is said to have its origins as a lightning plant as reflected in its Swiss name "donnerbeson" meaning "thunder besom." Held sacred by the Druids who attributed its growth directly to the gods, mistletoe was believed to protect the home from fire and disaster, as well as helpful in matters of courtship, love and matrimony. In medieval times it was mixed with Elecampane and Verbena to make the infamous Medieval True Love Powder. In Hoodoo, it is associated with jinx-breaking when mixed with oak, rue, and other jinx-breaking herbs, and is added to mojo bags and herbal mixes associated with love and romance. Sold as a botanical specimen for educational purposes.