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Ground Ivy Herb (Glechoma hederacea)

Ground Ivy Herb (Glechoma hederacea)

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A herbal food supplement

BOTANICAL NAME

Glechoma hederacea

COMMON NAMES

Catsfoot, Tunhoof, Alehoof, Creeping Charlie, Field Balm, Run-away-robin

FAMILY

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

DESCRIPTION

Ground Ivy is a common wild plant found around the British Isles and in Europe. 

PART SUPPLIED

The loose chopped dried herb.

AVAILABLE AS

100g / 500g Pouch. Not currently available to customers in the EU.

SUITABLE FOR

Vegetarians and vegans.

DIRECTIONS

Infusion: Add a teaspoon of herb to a cup of cold water, bring to the boil and leave to sit for 5-10 minutes. Flavour with lemon, ginger or honey if desired.

Drink up to 3 times a day unless otherwise told by a medical herbalist.

The herb can be added as a flavouring to gin, vodka and other infusions.

CAUTIONS

Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children, or if you are unwell, have health concerns or an ongoing illness. If in doubt, please ask us, your medical herbalist or healthcare practitioner. This herb is not suitable during pregnancy. If you are taking any medication, please speak to your healthcare practitioner before using this product. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or lifestyle. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

MEDICINAL USE

Internally, it tends to be used to treat catarrh and bronchitis but can also used for haemorrhoids. Externally it eases inflammation. 

Key actions: Diuretic, tonic, expectorant, astringent.

In clinic: Herbalists use this herb to treat conditions of the respiratory system including sinusitis and catarrh.

If you are interested in the medicinal use of this herb please consult a herbalist. Herbs are generally used at medicinal strength, in blends, prescribed for each unique patient's condition.

STORAGE

Keep in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.

PACKAGING
Pouches: Packaged in a biodegradable stand-up resealable pouch. Made with 45% - 60% renewable wood pulp starch. When placed into a composting environment the pouches will biodegrade to compost within 3 months.