Ivy leaf (Hederae helicis folium)

Published July 6, 1988.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Efeublätter

Name of Drug

Hederae helicis folium, ivy leaf.

Composition of Drug

Ivy leaf consists of the dried leaf of Hedera helix L. [Fam. Araliaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.

The drug contains saponins.

Uses

Catarrhs of the respiratory passages, symptomatic treatment of chronic inflammatory bronchial conditions.

Contraindications

None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

Average daily dosage:

0.3 g of drug; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Comminuted drug and other galenical preparations for internal use.

Actions

Expectorant
Antispasmodic
Irritative to skin and mucosa.