Ground Ivy is the famous creeper that belongs to the mint family, Lamiaceae. This small plant is also called creeping Charlie, Alehoof, Gill-over-the-ground, and so forth. Ground Ivy is an evergreen perennial plant that can be clearly recognized by its absurd kidney-shaped leaves with scallop-edged. It has small flowers that appear in the group of twos or sometimes threes, showcasing bluish-violet color.
Ground Ivy is considered as a weed all around the world because of its rapid rhizomatous reproduction. It thrives in moist regions and before anyone could know, the plant takes hold of the whole garden if it is not pulled out frequently. Apart from its precarious garden-snatching behavior, ground ivy proffers quite beneficial medicinal perks. Due to its earthy flavor and minty aroma, the herb has found its place in imparting flavors to the soups, casseroles, and salads.
Ground Ivy is one of the best go-to remedies for ENT infections. (Ear- Nose-Throat). It helps to treat the stagnation of fluid in the sinus cavity and ear that further aids in reducing the inflammation, headache, and tinnitus. Ground Ivy does a stellar job at improving the quality of hearing which can be either due to tinnitus or mental and emotional discomfort.
Ground Ivy is packed with phenols, triterpenoids, and polyunsaturated fatty acids as active ingredients that compel the herb to do its best.