- What other names is American Ivy known by?
- What is American Ivy?
- How does American Ivy work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for American Ivy.
People take American ivy for digestion problems. They also use it to cause sweating, as a drying agent (astringent), and as a tonic.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Digestion problems.
- Causing sweating.
- Use as a drying agent (astringent).
- Use as a tonic.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of American ivy during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011