Go to menu
Go to content

GROUND IVY - 金錢薄荷
Glechoma hederacea

Actions

Asthma, common cold, cough, bronchitis, inflammation of the mucous membrane, fever, digestive disorders with diarrhea, irritable bladder, menopause, emphysema ...

Description

Composition :
100% Glechoma hederacea folium

Part used :
Leaves and blooming plant - 220 mg

Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), a.k.a. Creeping Charlie, Catsfoot, Field Balm or Alehoof, is a aromatic, perennial creeping plant in the Mint family (Laminaceae) which is native to Europe and southwestern Asia. Settlers carried it around the world and it has become a well established plant in many countries. In the US, it is found almost anywhere; the plant likes nutrient-rich soil in meadows and forests. It has round or kidney-shaped, opposing leaves 2-3 cm (1 to 1.5in) in diameter with bilaterally symmetrical, funnel shaped, blue to purple flowers that grow in opposed clusters of 2 to 3 flowers.

The bio-active ingredients include Glechamine (a bittern), minerals (e.g. calcium), saponins, Choline and organic acids. The medicinal properties include diuretic effects and beneficial effects on liver and gall bladder. Ground Ivy is recommended for after-care with hepatitis.

History: Historically, due to its content in essential oils and bitterns, Ground Ivy was used as a spice. Hildegard von Bingen, the german writer, composer and mystic of the 12th century, and many other medieval authors, wrote about Ground Ivy as a medicinal plant. Castore Durante, chief physician at the papal court of the 16th century and author of books on folk medicine, praised its „healing properties, when taken as a powder.“ According to Dr. Antonio Campana, author of ‘Farmacopeia Ferrarese’, Ground Ivy was the most popular expectorant of his time (19th century).

Dosage

Take 3-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water.

Print