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10 Shocking health benefits of ivy

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Discover the 10 Shocking health benefits of ivy.

Common ivy, also called hedera helix or English ivy, is a medicinal plant with green, fleshy, and shiny leaves, which can be used as a home remedy for cough, in addition to this, it is also part of the composition of some beauty products, such as creams. against cellulite and wrinkles, and in some pharmacy cough syrups.

The scientific name for ivy is  Hedera helix and it can be purchased at health food stores and some handling pharmacies in syrup or capsule form.  

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What is common ivy for

Ivy has analgesic, expectorant, soothing, stimulating, healing, moisturizing, vasodilating, and lipolytic properties, and can be used in the treatment of:

Cold;

Cough with phlegm;

Whooping cough;

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Bronchitis;

Laryngitis;

Drop;

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Rheumatism;

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Liver diseases;

Biliary problems and;

Spleen problems

In addition to this, ivy can be used to help treat cellulite, ulcers, inflammations and fight some parasites, such as lice.

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How to use common ivy

All parts of fresh ivy are toxic and therefore should not be used. Ivy should only be ingested when it is in the composition of drugs bought at the pharmacy since the laboratories isolate the components that can be consumed by man.

Side effects and contraindications

Side effects of ivy include vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and contact allergy and, in high doses, it can cause a coma.

So this plant is contraindicated in pregnant women or those who suspect pregnancy, it should not be ingested during breastfeeding, and it is not recommended in people who are already taking any cough medicine. 

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