Ivy

Botanical Name: Hedera canariensis

Botanical Name:
Hedera canariensis

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Family:

Araliaceae

Appearance:

Hanging plant, up to 20 m long, with green leaves and winter.

If it has support, it becomes tortoises, with roots adventitious on the stalks or with bristles for the fastening.

The leaves are two-fold: those on the floral branches are whole ovate-rhombic and those on the sterile branches are palm lumbar.

The flowers are in the form of yellow-green umbrellas. Fruits are globose berries, mature black purple.

Origins:

Europe, Macaronesia, northwestern Africa and across central-southern Asia east to Japan and Taiwan

Active constituents:

  • Saponosides, sterols, flavonoids, polyalchins, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, beta-elements.

Healing properties:

Diminishing bronchial spasms with sedative action indicated in paraesthesic, sciatic, sacroiliac and rheumatic myalgias.

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