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Hedera helix

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Hedera helix
Hedera helix – It is an Evergreen climbing plant. You can meet him on trees and rocks, to which it is attached using the prisoskoobraznoj of the root system. Ivy leaves glabrous, leathery, have a shiny coloring. Young plants usually sheet consisting of 3-5 blades. Older instances of simple leaves, egg-shaped or elliptical form. Inflorescence plants represent umbrellas from several greenish-yellow flowers, which in turn form a brush. After flowering the Ivy formed green berries, which ripen in January-February, gaining black coloring.

For a man the fruits are not edible, are very popular among different types of birds in the winter. flowering process lasts from August to October. Propagated ivy seeds, which are transferred to a new place with the droppings of birds.

Where it grows Hedera helix?

The most common ivy can be found in forests, most of which are oaks. Sometimes it is also growing in beech forests. It grows in the valleys and foothills. The main area - Southern Europe, Southeast Asia, the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus and Russia.

Properties

Ivy leaves contain many substances that are widely used in the treatment of various ailments. The plant has strong anti-inflammatory and wound healing action. Is a good tonic for overall strengthening of the body. Helps with diseases of bronchus, the liver, the gall bladder. Very useful for the treatment of rheumatism and gout. In Gynecology used as a styptic. Used to remove polyps, warts, treatment of burns and wounds festering. For cosmetic purposes Ivy tincture is recommended for hair growth stimulation, rinsing the head every day.

Cold extraction from plants is applied at a rickets, rhinitis, hypertrophy of the prostate gland. For this Paul TSP herbs pour a glass of cold water, insist and taken orally within 24 hours.

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