Get rid of a persistent cough today with ground ivy

Get rid of a persistent cough today with ground ivy

Have you got a persistent cough you cannot get rid of? Does it cause you shortness of breath? Do you suffer from chronic bronchitis? Does the tickle in your throat drive you mad?

If you have said yes to any of the above questions then your lungs are probably ready for a little help.  Respiratory tract diseases are a wide spread problem especially in colder months of the year. The common cold and flu often leave people with a persistent cough that is hard to shift. There is an increase in mucus production in the lungs and usually the mornings are worse as the body is desperate to cough up the junk that has accumulates overnight in the lungs.

The herb ivy leaf has the ability to clear up these coughs by reducing the mucus congestion. Traditionally it has been used to relieve bronchial irritation and congestion in adults and children. Ivy leaf is specifically indicated when there are large amounts of very thick mucus present. It works by making the mucus more liquid and thereby easier to expel. Ivy leaf also works as an antispasmodic to the lungs and reduces the convulsive ticklish cough often present in bronchitis, coughs and colds.

Three reasons to take Ivy leaf for mucus congested persistent coughs

  1. A review of 9657 European patients (>50% children) who took ivy leaf to relieve acute or chronic bronchitis found that 95% of patients were improved significantly in just 7 days. (Antibiotics simultaneously made no extra benefit)
  2. Controlled trial on children with bronchial asthma showed that using ivy leaf was effective in increasing level of oxygen in the lungs
  3. One double-blind human trial showed ivy leaf as effective as the mucus dissolving drug ambrixol for chronic bronchitis

So why continue to put up with a convulsive annoying cough when you could take something as simple as Ivy leaf and gain great results.  Ivy leaf comes as a liquid (pleasant tasting – great for kids) and we at Go Vita Nowra recommend a minimum of seven days to help clear acute or chronic bronchitis.

If you have any further questions on Ivy leaf and its benefits for you don’t hesitate to drop in and ask our qualified Naturopaths in store.

© Ingrid Gilmour 2014