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the description of the ivy extract
Risun Bio-Tech Inc  Aug 31, 2016

                  The Description of the Ivy Extract 


   ivy extract, in common english, it is a plant that most of us will be familiar with.  Once it takes hold it will climb and cover every 

wall, fence or tree with vigorous growth.  However it is not a New Zealand native, but originates from Europe and temperate Asia. 


Medicinal Ivy Leaf                                                             


  

   As well as being a decorative plant it is well known historically for being a medicinal plant, going back as far as the ancient Greeks.

It was made famous by Hippocrates (The Father of Medicine), who used it extensively. Over the years Ivy has been used for many

purposes - it was supposed to prevent intoxication from alcohol and was also part of a formula originating in the 12th century that 

was used as an early anaesthetic.  Its inclusion in this formula may well have been due to its antiseptic actions.  It was also used to 

reduce swelling of the brain and feet and to treat haemorrhages and dysentery.  


   However, more recent scientific studies have shown its benefits in a number of different areas, which we will examine. 


   It is a member of the Araliaceae family, which includes the ivy family, ginsengs and other trees and bushes. The name Hedera is 

Greek, but stems from the old Indian root ghedh (meaning to grasp or entwine) and from the German root iwe (eternity), and thus 

refers to the plant’s evergreen leaves.  Helix is derived from the Greek and means to wind or wrap around.