Ivy Leaf Extract (Hedera Helix)
Hedera Helix, also known as English Ivy, is an evergreen plant which is used for its medicinal properties. The leaves of the plant is used in medicinal preparations and can assist in respiratory conditions such as bronchial swelling, cough and congestion.
Extracted from Ivy leaves, Ivy Leaf extract is available in capsules, cough syrups, or herbal teas made with either fresh or dried ivy leaves.
Respiratory conditions such as bronchial swelling, cough and congestion
Used for arthritis and conditions associated with gout and rheumatism
Used for liver conditions
Used for gallbladder conditions
Used for spleen disorders
May be applied topically to treat skin infections, burn and calluses
Current research suggests that Ivy Leaf extract may be effective for early symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections including a decrease in the frequency of night coughs and improved sleep quality (1). Systematic Review of Clinical Trials Assessing the Effectiveness of Ivy Leaf (Hedera Helix) for Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infections concluded that ivy extracts are effective for reducing symptoms of URTI (2). Ivy Leaf extract has been found to contain 5-8% saponins which are effective in clearing, thinning and loosening mucous from the chest (3). Ivy Leaf extract in the form of syrup and of cough drops was confirmed as an effective and safe treatment of cough in children (4).
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1. Barnes, Larisa Aj et al. “The effects of Hedera helix on viral respiratory infections in humans: A rapid review.” Advances in integrative medicine vol. 7,4 (2020): 222-226. doi:10.1016/j.aimed.2020.07.012
2. Holzinger, Felix, and Jean-François Chenot. “Systematic review of clinical trials assessing the effectiveness of ivy leaf (hedera helix) for acute upper respiratory tract infections.” Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM vol. 2011 (2011): 382789. doi:10.1155/2011/382789
3. Sierocinski, Elizabeth et al. “Ivy leaf (Hedera helix) for acute upper respiratory tract infections: an updated systematic review.” European journal of clinical pharmacology vol. 77,8 (2021): 1113-1122. doi:10.1007/s00228-021-03090-4
4. Schmidt, M et al. “Suitability of ivy extract for the treatment of paediatric cough.” Phytotherapy research : PTR vol. 26,12 (2012): 1942-7. doi:10.1002/ptr.4671