Ground Ivy Tincture
Ground Ivy Tincture
Ground Ivy Tincture
Ground Ivy Tincture

Ground Ivy Tincture

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Ground Ivy is a creeping perennial that helps aid in digestion, congestion and menstrual cramps. Ground Ivy is in the mint family and can also be used to treat headaches and respiratory issues. It also could be therapeutic in immune-related inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.


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  • Grain Alcohol (50%)


A dropper full taken orally in water or tea.

About Ground Ivy

Ground ivy originated in Europe before it was brought to North America by early settlers. In early times, ground ivy was used as a flavoring and clearing agent for beer brewing processes. The plant was eventually widely replaced by hops, but before then it was a common widespread medicinal plant.

Up until the 8th century in Germany, and the 14th century in England, the ground ivy tincture was prevalently used because there was a widespread belief that its eventual alternative, hops, was dangerous to the health. Later on, these claims were nullified and the use of hops was employed. The history of ground ivy is also founded in Greek and Roman mythology. Researchers point out that it was reported to be used as a treatment for melancholy and anxiety. They also used it for treatment of complications associated with the kidney, digestive tract, bladder, and skin.

Early English settlers brought the plant to the new world amongst other herbs and by the 19th century, it was a prominent herb in the US for domestic and medicinal purposes. Some of the medicinal purposes that it was used for at that time were asthma, jaundice, mitochondria, and kidney diseases.

Ground Ivy Tincture Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ground Ivy Tincture?

Ground ivy tincture is a substance that is obtained from the ground ivy plant by immersing it in alcohol and allowing to infuse for several weeks. It has a host of medicinal and domestic purposes and it can be consumed internally and externally. It is also known as hale foot, cat’s-paw, and hay maids amongst others.

Is Ground Ivy Tincture Safe for Children?

Consumption in large quantities has been known to cause stomach irritation. 

Is Ground Ivy Tincture Good for Inflammation?

Ground ivy tincture has been known to address inflammation in the past and there is a credible amount of evidence that supports this. They contain Triterpenoid saponins and flavonoids, which are the two key substances that help fight against inflammation. These substances remove toxins from the body, they tighten and strengthen blood vessels, they modulate enzymes and reduce allergies as well.

Is Ground Ivy Tincture a Good Expectorant?

Ground Ivy has been widely known to treat cough. Its expectorant properties are rooted in the saponins. The leaf contains 5-8% saponin, it also contains a smaller amount of emetine. A combination of these two can help with the treatment of cough by clearing the mucus from the chest. They reduce the mucus consistency and soothe the airways as well.

Is Ground Ivy Tincture Safe to Use During Pregnancy?

It is generally advisable to abstain from ground ivy tincture during phases of pregnancy and breastfeeding. While ground ivy tincture is widely regarded as beneficial to health, there is not a large enough pool of information regarding the effect of this substance in pregnancy and breastfeeding phases. 

Should I use Ground Ivy Tincture Everyday?

The appropriate dose of ground ivy for any patient depends on the age of the patient, as well as any health condition that the user might suffer from.