Overview

English ivy is a vine. The leaves are used to make medicine.

People most commonly take English ivy for cough and other lung problems; however there is not enough evidence to know if English ivy helps.

How does it work ?

English ivy might stimulate mucus glands and have expectorant properties. This might improve lung function in people with breathing difficulty due to swelling and blockage of airway passages. English ivy might also have antioxidant effects.

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