Ivy is a medicinal and extremely widespread and always green plant
Ivy is a medicinal and evergreen plant for the yard, terraces, home and interior of every house. Ivy or Latin Hedera helix is one of the most widespread parasitic plants. This is a perennial evergreen vine (Latin Araliaceae) projected from the Mediterranean. Ivy is popular all over the world today due to the great effort of growers. Thus new species were created with leaves of unusual shape and color. Ordinary ivy without human help makes a good shape of an ordinary wall. Climb for whatever branches and leaves you reach. It can be supported with a metal or wooden ladder. Some species of ivy can be seen in hanging pots.
Ivy is a very durable ornamental herbaceous plant. It grows well in bright but also dark places. Ivy should be abundantly watered during the summer. In winter, ivy should be watered moderately with water. Ivy is easily propagated by cuttings. This plant reproduces practically all year round. The best rooted ivy shoots in late summer.
Ivy leaves contain saponins (a remedy for respiratory organs), tannins and oleic acid. Ivy also contains rutin, isoquarcetin, vitamin E, provitamin A, alkaloids and emetine. Ivy preparations have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal effects. They are great for coughing up and sweating. Medicinal liquids with ivy leaves and branches are used against coughs and headaches. This plant stimulates the menstrual cycle in women, regulates the tone of blood vessels. It is used as an astringent (tightens the mucous membrane) and as a laxative (cleanser). It is used against blisters, tumors, polyps, rheumatism, sclerosis and leg pain. Ivy has a diuretic effect and is used against cellulite (because it also breaks down excess fat and expels excess fluid). For treatment with ekorista leaves and branches of ivy. Fruits and beans are poisonous so they are not used. Some people are allergic to ivy. That is why allergy occurs in contact with this plant – that is why caution is needed.
Ivy is great for hair growth and care – after washing your hair with shampoo then wash your hair with herbal liquid with ivy. Two tablespoons of raw materials are mixed with half a liter of water. Let the ratio be according to your own needs.
Herbalists give several recipes with ivy:
- Recipe for women – used against uterine fibroids and fibroids. Pour one small spoonful of fresh ivy leaves with a cup of boiling water. Take half a cup of tea in the morning and evening. Rinse the lower female organs with this liquid during the day.
- Ivy resolves blisters — fresh ivy leaves are used. Pour three to four leaves with boiled water. Chop into a mushy mixture. Put the mixture on the blister. Perform the procedure before bedtime. Or chop two to three leaves of the plant into a porridge and add one tablespoon of oil. Spread the resulting mixture on the blisters. Leave overnight.
- Ivy against rheumatism and gout – pour one small spoonful of tinned ivy leaves with 2 cups of boiled water. Leave for an hour and strain. Take half a cup of tea up to 4 times a day.
- Ivy solves persistent cough – the preparation is used with medicines and other medicinal plants. Pour 200 ml of water over one tablespoon of chopped ivy leaves. Cook on low heat for ten minutes. Cool and strain. Add one tablespoon of honey and a little lemon juice. Drink one tablespoon up to 4 times a day.