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What Is Ivy Extract
Risun Bio-Tech Inc | Updated: Aug 31, 2016

What is Ivy Extract ?


   Ivy extract is powder that is taken from the leaves of the evergreen plant known as ivy. It is mainly used to promote a healthy 

respiratory system, but it can also be applied to the skin as an antiaging treatment. This extract is available in either a capsule or 

liquid form and it can be found in many types of crèmes and ointments. The ivy plant is native to southern Europe and should not be 

confused with poison ivy that is found in North and South America.


   There are ingredients found in ivy extract that can make it an expectorant. This means that it can aid in the reduction of 

accumulated mucus found in the respiratory system. Saponins and an alkaloid called emetine, increase the secretion of mucus within 

the lungs. When coughing occurs, the mucus can be expelled through the mouth. Coughing can sometimes cause muscle spasms in 

the bronchial area and this extract can help soothe the spasms.


   People who suffer with certain medical conditions, including asthma and bronchitis, can benefit by using ivy extract. The symptoms

of these conditions include a shortness of breath, coughing, and heavy wheezing. This can be due to inflammation of the bronchial 

passages that can reduce the flow of air within the lungs. In this case, ivy extract can help boost the immune functions relating to the 

lungs. Thickness of mucus can also be reduced and the fluid can then be expelled easier.


   Wrinkles and fine lines can be reduced by using ivy extract in a lotion or ointment. It can hydrate dry areas, thereby eliminating 

lines while reducing facial tension. There are also ointments that contain ivy extract that can reduce pain associated with osteoarthritis

and rheumatism. Using these types of ointments can help to strengthen bones and reduce inflammation in the joints. If skin is scarred

or badly burnt, ivy extract can aid in cell regeneration and healing.


   When taken in small doses for short periods of time, there aren’t many negative side effects while using ivy extract. If a child under

the age of 10 is using this extract for a respiratory problem, the dosage should be reduced. The saponins can cause nausea and 

vomiting in children. Pregnant women should not use this extract because it can promote uterine contractions and cause a premature 

birth. Leaves from the ivy plant should never be handled with bare skin because the leaves can cause severe skin reactions.