AMERICAN IVY

OTHER NAME(S):

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.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

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.

How does it work?

There isn’t enough information to know how American ivy might work.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence 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.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There isn’t enough information to know if American ivy is safe. The berries contain chemicals that are considered poisonous.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for AMERICAN IVY Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of American ivy depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for American ivy. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.

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CONDITIONS OF USE AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health care provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor or health care professional before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your health care plan or treatment and to determine what course of therapy is right for you.

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