Ivy leaves are beautiful and evergreen, and they are often used for vertical greening throughout the south. It can be used to cover the wall of the indoor garden, making the indoor garden landscape more natural and beautiful. Many people like this plant because it stays green all year round and it attractively covers the ground to decorate the garden.
You may have seen ivy climbing up a tree or a building, but you know that this silent invader is also of medicinal value? Traditionally, it is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat asthma, bronchitis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), such as respiratory diseases. Keeping read it,let’s find out where it comes from and what it can do for human health.
Ivy leaves are dark green and feel like waxy. They are often made into extracts, but dried leaves can be used to make tea. Ivy leaf extract is generally considered safe. However, at high doses it may cause nausea or vomiting. It is also not recommended during pregnancy. Experts believe that ivy extract can reduce the accumulation of mucus in the lungs. This can help reduce breathing for those with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Studies have found that ivy extract effectively improves lung function in children with chronic bronchial asthma.
Ivy is also considered a powerful antioxidant. In normal daily life, free radical molecules are built into your cells. This causes oxidative stress and has been linked to cancer, diabetes and other health conditions. Antioxidants are chemicals in plants, such as ivy, that help the body neutralize and even prevent damage caused by such cells.