March 28, 2017

English Ivy

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How does English Ivy work?

English ivy leaves seem to be able to break up chest congestion and relieve muscle spasms. It seems to help breathing in children with chronic bronchitis.

Are there safety concerns?

English ivy taken by mouth appears to be safe for most adults. It can have a bitter taste.

There isn't enough information to know if English ivy is safe to apply directly to the skin. Fresh leaves can irritate the skin.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of English ivy during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for English Ivy.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

  • For chronic obstructive bronchitis in children: 35 mg of English ivy dried leaf extract three times a day or 14 mg dried leaf alcohol-based extract three times a day.

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