April 28, 2016

American Ivy

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What other names is American Ivy known by?

American Woodbine, Creeper, Enamorada del Muro, Enredadera de Virginia, False Grapes, Five Leaves, Herbe à la Puce, Ivy, Parra Virgen, Parthénocisse à Cinq Folioles, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, Vigne Vierge, Vigne Vierge Commune, Vigne Vierge de Virginie, Viña del Canadá, Viña Virgen, Virginia Creeper, Wild Woodbine, Wild Woodvine, Woody Climber.

What is American Ivy?

American ivy is a plant. Its bark is used to make medicine.

People take American ivy for digestion problems. They also use it to cause sweating, as a drying agent (astringent), and as a tonic.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Digestion problems.
  • Causing sweating.
  • Use as a drying agent (astringent).
  • Use as a tonic.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of American ivy for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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