Ivy Hedera helix L.

Common name: Ivy

Latin name: Hedera helix L.

Other names: Common ivy

Description: Ivy is an evergreen, creeping, twisting and climbing perennial shrub from the Araliaceae family, which can reach an age of up to 500 years. with elliptical, and on the vegetative stems - 3-5-part triangular whole lobes, dark green at the top, lighter at the bottom. It blooms from August to October, and the fruits ripen until the following summer. The plant is distributed throughout the country up to 1000 m above sea level, it adapts well and is not demanding to the soil, so it successfully grows both in the undergrowth in the mountains. It does not withstand only extreme cold.

Used part of the plant: In medicine are used, ivy leaves (Folia Hederae helicis).

Collecting time: the leaves (Folia Hederae helicis) are harvested during flowering from August to December

Content and properties: Ivy leaves contain saponin glucosides, carotenevitamin E, chlorogenic acid, tannins, formic and malic acid, pectin, resins, mineral salts, organically bound iodine.

Healing action and application: Extraction from the leaves of the plant has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, antifungal, expectorant and secretolytic effects. Externally, it is used for purulent wounds, burns, etc. In external application, it is used for bronchitis, cough, asthma, whooping cough, gout, swelling and pain in the joints and for hair loss, for washing the vagina and the external genitalia in the presence of white discharge. The decoction, the tea and the extract from ivy leaves should be administered dosed, controlled and carefully prepared, because an overdose of the hederin it contains greatly overloads the blood circulation and internal organs. Ivy is also used in the cosmetics industry as an ingredient in various anti-cellulite products.

Opportunities for offering upon specific request of the client:

Vesselino Ltd. offers their customers the plant in the following varieties:

 

Dried Leaves (Folia Hederae helicis) - whole, roughly crushed, cut in particular sizes according to the customer's requirements, in powdering form/flour.

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