Ivy … leaves with healing properties


Common ivy, Hedera helix L . is a climbing evergreen plant that grows on trees, walls or on the ground. Ivy is native to Western, Central and Southern Europe. Its leaves are polymorphic, coming in various shapes and sizes. The concentration of active ingredients also varies. Most of the approx. 400 known varieties serve a decorative purpose. The drug for commercial use is extracted from leaves that are gathered in the wild. Its expectorant properties have been verified in different monographs. Ivy makes it easier to cough up bronchial secretions and accelerates the process.

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