CLIMBING IVY Cut Sheet IPHYM Herb Hedera helix
Latin name: Hedera helix L.
Common Names: Grass cautery, Ivy poets Lierret, Hierre, Executioner trees, herb St. John, wooden ramp, houses Ramp, Beautiful wood
Parts used: Leaves
Origin: Hedera vinet haerere the Latin "focus" of the helix Greek Elein "wrap".
Properties of ivy leaves
The leaves of ivy possess expectorant properties, secretolytic, antitussive, antispasmodic bronchial and preventive bronchospasm acetylcholine. It is very strongly antispasmodic in coqueluchoïdes cough in children. They also have properties antiparasitic, antifungal, antibacterial and sedative. a small cytotoxic activity is noted by saponins and even antimutagen by monodesmosides. The plant is also vasoconstrictive and venotonic by inhibiting hyaluronidase which degrades hyaluronic acid.
Indications and uses the leaves of ivy
the leaves of ivy is used in the following therapeutic indications:
- Whooping cough, asthma and bronchitis asthma, bronchitis spastic (efficiency is improved in combination with vulgar thyme)
- Drop, rheumatism
- Parasites (lice, scabies
- Pyoderma, burns, ulcers
Dosage and decoction use of Council of ivy leaves
- A teaspoon (0.8 g) per cup of infusion, twice daily
Botanical description CLIMBING IVY
- Climbing shrub, evergreen, spontaneous
- Palm vegetative with short roots transformed into flowering stems Crampons- whole leaf
- Greenish yellow flowers in simple umbels
The advice of our pharmacist-herbalist to extract the active ingredients from plants:
How to make a decoction easily
For roots, bark, leathery leaves and hard seeds (woody medicinal plants).
- Place 1 c. tablespoons (5-8 g) of the medicinal plant chosen in a stainless steel pan (avoid aluminum) v and pour 1/2 liter of boiling water.
- Simmer 5 to 30 minutes and cover to prevent evaporation.
- Filter and drink sweet tea or not within 24 hours. Keep cool.
Prepare your herbal teas and herbal infusions with low mineral water. Water plays an important role as it conveys the properties of plants.
Medicinal herbal drinks usually work best on an empty stomach. Often, herbal teas and infusions in small sips throughout the day are suggested to drink, but it is also possible to divide the daily dose medicinal plants in 2 or 3 doses. Indications are we simply taking the natural remedy required.