Ivy Leaf

Ivy extracts are part of current cough medicines.[35] In the past, the leaves and berries were taken orally as an expectorant to treat cough and bronchitis.[36] In 1597, the British herbalist John Gerard recommended water infused with ivy leaves as a wash for sore or watering eyes.[37] The leaves can cause severe contact dermatitis in some people.[38][39] People who have this allergy (strictly a type IV hypersensitivity) are also likely to react to carrots and other members of the Apiaceae as they contain the same allergen, falcarinol.
Functions or Efficacy

Ivy has the treatment of joint pain and lower back pain.
Ivy can effectively resist to carcinogenic substances in the nicotine.
Ivy has the function of promoting blood circulation and detoxification.
Ivy help to boost the blood circulation, tightens the skin, while helping to remove waste products and fatty build-ups.
This plant has great anti-fungal, anthelmintic, molluscicidal, anti-mutagenic.
The saponosids are natural surfactants, which help relieve congestion in the lymphatic system and make lipids soluble. They will therefore improve the elimination of cell metabolism residues and wastes.