The herb known as mistletoe, more prominent known as the make-out plant, was known to contain healing properties and the Greeks used it to treat everything from lady cramps to spleen disorders going so far as to suggest it could be used as a balm for epilepsy, ulcers and poisons. During the 1st Century A.D. the Celtic Druids began to associate a romantic connotation with mistletoe due to the fact that it could blossom amidst the winter cold. Hence, it became a sacred symbol of vivacity and in turn administered to humans and animals in the hopes of increased fertility.
Surprisingly the Celtic Druids are the not the only people who created their own version of the mistletoe lore, check out others’ stories and associations from the below History Channel’s Ask History: Why do we kiss under the mistletoe?!
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