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Nature's Temple / Ivy Leaf

Ivy Leaf

(Hedera helix)

Parts Used: Leaf

Constituents: Saponins (3 to 4% content) including hederasaponin C (hederacoside C), hederaginins and oleanolic acid; flavonoids and phenolics including rutin, quercetin and kaempferol, caffeic acid and dihydroxy-benzoic acid; sterols including stigmasterol, sitosterol cholesterol, campesterol and α-spinasterol; coumarin glycoside scopoline and the polyacetylenes falcarinol and falcarinone volatile oil including germacrene D, ß caryphyllene, sabinene and α- and ß-pinene; hamamiletol.

Main Actions:

  • Expectorant(Helps bring up mucus and other material from the lungs, bronchi, and trachea)
  • Antispasmodic
  • Secretolytic (for the treatment of respiratory diseases associated with viscid or excessive mucus. Promotes mucus clearance, facilitates expectoration and eases productive cough, allowing the sufferer to breathe freely and deeply).
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Analgesic

Major Safety Issues:

  • Gastrointestinal disorders and allergic reactions have been reported and these reactions have been attributed to falcarinol and derivatives in relation to skin contact or cutaneous use.
  • Not recommended to use during pregnancy.