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- Order number: HP7733-0050
- Manufacturer: Herbathek
- Herkunftsland: Kosovarische Landwirtschaft
Hedera helix L., cut leaves, from controlled organic cultivation.
for stomach, gall bladder and liver problems, gout, rheumatism, cough, bronchitis, asthma, whooping cough. Furthermore, the tea is used for skin impurities (also for ablutions), for gallbladder complaints, rheumatism, gout and externally against lice and scabies.
2 teaspoons of ivy leaves with 1/4l of boiling water (optimal 80°C) and let it brew covered for 10min, then strain. The tea can be drunk sweetened with honey. Use externally for ablutions.
Medicinal herbs description
Ivy is a widespread and very well-known plant, which not only looks beautiful, but its leaves also have healing properties. For example, the ingredients of the leaves have been shown to loosen stuck secretions in the bronchial tubes that are difficult to cough up. At the same time, an extract of ivy leaves can have a mild antispasmodic effect, which helps to relax the respiratory tract. These properties make ivy an integral part of many different cough syrups.
The effect of ivy leaves
Although several ingredients are responsible for the effect of ivy, a large share is mainly the so-called saponins. Among the saponins, the most important ingredient and also the main component is hederasaponin C, which can be divided into further subgroups: Hederacoid C, which easily becomes a hederin, and hederagenin. Hederasaponin C in particular, in combination with the flavonoids contained in ivy, can relieve spasms in the respiratory tract. For this reason, ivy leaves are a valuable and effective herbal medicine.
How can ivy leaves be used?
Ivy is often offered, for example, in the form of soluble instant tea, drops, juices, tablets and effervescent tablets. The combination with other plants such as thyme herb or primrose root is useful, so these plants are added to many ivy preparations. For example, there are preparations of ivy and thyme that help fight cough.
Tea infusions of ivy leaves are not considered common and are not recommended because of the recommended daily dose.
In addition to the medicinal properties, you can also harness the power of ivy leaves in the home as an organic dishwashing and laundry detergent. To do this, pour the leaves of ivy with boiling water and let the mixture cool. After straining, the mixture can already be used. If you need even more washing power, you can add a little washing soda.