English ivy is used for disorders of the liver, spleen, and gallbladder; as well as for muscle spasms, gout, joint pain (rheumatism), chronic bronchitis, and tuberculosis.
It is also used for reducing swelling of the membranes that line the breathing passages and breaking up chest congestion (as an expectorant).
Some people apply English ivy directly to the skin for burns, calluses, under-skin infections (cellulitis), swelling, nerve pain, parasitic infections, ulcers, joint pain (rheumatism), and swollen veins (phlebitis).
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