Mr Furlong and I recently got ill cutting down large amounts of English Ivy.
As you hack at it, it releases chemicals in defense. And it really gave us terrible sore throats and made us ill.
So I am amazed to find people take English ivy by mouth for swelling and blockage of airway passages, to treat and improve lung function in people with bronchial swelling, to help bring up mucus and other material up from the lungs, for liver disorders, spleen disorders, gallbladder disorders, gout, joint pain and swelling, and scrofulosis.
People apply English ivy to the skin for burns, calluses, skin infection, inflammation,nerve pain, parasites, ulcers, joint pain and swelling, and vein swelling. Link
It cleans the air of pollutants and is desirable to grow in the house.
Well, that’s amazing.
You could have fooled me!
Perhaps peaceful Ivy is nicer than Ivy under attack?