Ivy is a medicinal plant from Europe, Africa and Asia.
This medicinal plant belongs to the family Araliaceae.
The scientific name of this herb is Hedera Helix L.
Poison ivy is a woody climbing plant, is a medicinal plant that grows to 3 to 30 m in length.
The natural habitat of the Ivy air is bleak, very common in gardens.
It is very common herb grows in all directions, so you can stick in walls, windows, and even in other plants or trees.
It is a medicinal plant which has a pleasant aroma. Its flowers are yellowish-green, and the fruit is deep black. The fruit of this herb can be used to dye fabric and to dye black hair.
The leaves of these medicinal plants are very green color and heart shaped.
Ivy is a medicinal plant which is recommended to treat sores, wounds, antirheumatic, anti-inflammatory, and vasoconstrictor. This herb also has expectorant effect, bronchodilator and antibacterial.
It must be very careful with the ingestion of the fruits of these medicinal plants, as they are very toxic in large doses and can cause vomiting and diarrhea. You must also be careful when touching the herb because it can cause reactions.
The part of this plant used medicinally is the leaves, which are rich in saponins, among other compounds.
Recipes from this Ivy Herb:
- Place 20 g of dried and chopped leaves per liter of water. It is indicated for cases of bronchitis and will take 2 cups per day.
- It is recommended the decoction of this herb in cases of cellulite. It should be boiled in three liters of water, fresh leaves of ivy, for 2 h, and the decoction obtained is used for bathing.