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Common ivy - dried leaf - 250g

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Price: 28,90 zł 28.90
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Product characteristics

Contents: dried leaf

Country of origin: EU

ClassificationHedera helix

Weight: 250g

Preparation proposal:

Place two teaspoons into 250ml of water, boil, let stand for 10 minutes, and strain

Availability: not in stock

Description

COMMON-IVY - dried leaf - 250g

 

 

Plant description

A species of evergreen climber belonging to the Araliaceae family. In grown in its  natural range covering Europe and Asia Minor. It is an invasive species. Ivy is grown as a potted plant, ground cover, park. It is undemanding in cultivation and its qualities are enhanced by the multitude of cultivars with various shapes and colors of leaves, growth patterns and requirements. It is a melliferous, medicinal and cosmetic plant. In the traditions of many nations, it has long been present as a symbolic plant, especially as a symbol of fidelity and permanence of life. In ancient times, he played an important role in the cults of several Egyptian, Greek and Roman gods.

     
 

Properties

- leaf is the herbal raw material

- it is used in the official treatment of some countries, e.g. in Germany since 1968

- used in folk medicine as an expectorant for catarrhs of the upper respiratory tract, choleretic, anti-inflammatory

- has expectorant, antispasmodic and antifungal properties in expectorants - it acts as a relaxant, reduces spasms of smooth muscles, dilates the bronchi, has anti-bacterial properties

- it stimulates monthly bleeding in women and show weak antimitotic and also anti-cancer properties

- externally used for painful places in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

- in mixes with tansy, wormwood and walnut leaves against head lice and scabies

- ivy leaves are also used in herbal mixtures for the preparation of infusions used in the form of wraps with connective tissue or skin inflammation, acne, eczema, urticaria and frostbite

- ivy extracts are used externally as an auxiliary for rheumatism

 

 

 

 

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