Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

ground ivy teaGround Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) is a creeping evergreen perennial plant which can be found throughout Europe, North America, North Africa and East Asia. It has been known and used for centuries as a medicinal herb, as well as an ingredient for salads and excellent natural preservative for beer and many other foods. There are quite a few names of this herb, like Alehoof, Gillrun, Creeping Charlie, Cat’s feet, Hay girls, Gill-over-the-ground, and so on. Ground ivy is a member of mint family, therefore, it has quite strong and distinctive flavor and aroma.

Health benefits of ground ivy are quite numerous, and the main advantage of this medicinal herb is its being quite safe. The absence of unwanted side effects makes ground ivy tea or ground ivy ointment a great natural solution available for both children and adults. As a rule, such parts of the herb as leaves, stems and flowers are used for various herbal preparations and herbal remedies, and very often ground ivy is combined with daisies, celandine, rose water, and other herbal extracts. There is a great deal of various health conditions and symptoms which can be relieved by using ground ivy and its extracts.

  • health benefits of ground ivyGround ivy tea can be a great natural solution for adults and children to combat the symptoms of the flu and cold.
  • It can be used to treat various nose, ear and throat related ailments.
  • Health benefits of ground ivy include excellent diuretic properties, meaning that this herb can be used to prevent various problems of urinary system and bladder disorders.
  • This medicinal herb is recommended to everyone as a great digestive aid to treat indigestion, stomach cramps and colic, gastritis, and so on.
  • Ground ivy tea is famous for its great natural detoxifying¬† properties and it can be of a great help to those who live in the regions with high toxicity.
  • Tonic health benefits of ground ivy can be used to stimulate the function of all body systems, but they are especially effective to stimulate appetite.
  • Anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of this medicinal herb can be used to treat and prevent all sorts of infections, especially the ones that affect skin and the mucous membrane.
  • This natural remedy can be used to boost the function of the immune system.
  • Ground ivy tea is a known natural sedative used for combating anxiety, nervousness, and other symptoms of chronic stresses.
  • Some studies have shown that this medicinal herb can potentially have quite powerful cancer-preventive properties.
  • Women are recommended to use ground ivy tea to prevent various menstrual irregularities.
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