Simple Herbal Extracts | Ground Ivy


Ground Ivy

Botanical Name

Glechoma hederacea

Part Used



Not for use in pregnancy *

Traditional Information*

A common weed of lawns and gardens and fortunately is also a useful medicinal herb. It has antiviral, expectorant, diuretic, diaphoretic and anti-inflammatory activities. Ground Ivy is useful for bronchitis, viral pneumonia, cystitis, and renal and biliary calculi. Based on hints in old herbals, this herb has been used clinically for increasing lead excretion from the body with positive results.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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