Ground ivy is herbal remedy to treat coughs, bronchitis, colds, fever, flu and lung conditions. It is also used as alternative medicine to treat arthritis, rheumatism and other pains in the joint, tinnitus which is ringing in the ears, diarrhea, bladder infections, hemorrhoids, menstrual conditions as well as kidney stones. It may also be placed on sores, wounds, abrasions and other skin ailments as a possible cure for these conditions. Glechoma hederacea is also good to treat cancer.
Ground ivy is a creeping European perennial evergreen, naturalized in North America and found in moist shady areas, along paths, around hedges, and roadsides from Ontario to deep south, west to Kansas, and along the Pacific Coast. A member of the mint family, it is finely haired all over and has a square creeping stem which grows from a few inches up to two feet long. The leaves are heart shaped, opposite, scalloped, and dark green, sometimes tinted purple. The main root is thick and matted. It sends out runners as long as 36 inches. Ground Ivy flowers appear in march and are purplish to blue, two lipped and grow in axillary whorls of six.
Other Names: Ale-hoof, Cat's foot, Creeping Charlie, Gill-over-the-ground, Gillrun, Hay maids, hedge maids
Steep one ounce of the dried herb in a pint of boiling water. Sweeten with sugar or honey if desired and consume one cool wineglass dose of ground ivy three times per day.
The consumption of the ground ivy is beneficial in the facilitating the digestion of the good. Further, the use of the ground ivy is beneficial in the soothing of diarrhea and various ailments in the digestive system.
Ground ivy is beneficial in the treatment of the minor infection in the respiratory tract. This is due to the goodness of the clearing of the mucous upon the intake of the ground ivy.
The mild diuretic property of the ground ivy is beneficial in the soothing of the urinary tract infection.
The use of the ground ivy with the anti-inflammatory property is beneficial in the soothing of the joint pain.
The antibacterial property of the ground ivy is beneficial in the healing of the wound. Wound healing is the natural process and the by preventing the infection helps in the accelerating the healing process.
Ground ivy has the sedative potential, which produces good effects in the soothing of insomnia. Insomnia is marked by the inability to sleep which affects a huge number of individuals.
Ground ivy intake is considered to stimulate the appetite. This can be of great significance for the one suffering from lack of appetite.
The consumption of the ground ivy is beneficial in the boosting of the immunity. Immunity boosting is effective in the prevention of the various ailments in the human body that is caused by the lack of the immunity.
The goodness of the ample amount of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory property followed by the presence of the phytochemicals in the ground ivy produces beneficial effects in the soothing of cancer. Cancer is marked by the uncontrolled growth of the cell and predominately caused by the genetic mutation.
Tinnitus is the ringing of the inner ear without the external cause. There is the various cause of tinnitus. The use of the ground ivy is beneficial in the soothing of the tinnitus.
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