💊 Chemical information

Břečt’anový list (ivy leaf); Efeu; Gebeniu lapai (ivy leaf); Hederae folium (ivy leaf); Herba Hederae Helicis; Lierre, feuille de (ivy leaf); Lierre Grimpant; Muratinlehti (ivy leaf); Murgröneblad (ivy leaf).


Eur. includes the leaf and also a form for homoeopathic preparations.

Ph. Eur. 6.2 (Ivy Leaf; Hederae Folium). The whole or cut, dried leaves of Hedera helix, collected in the spring. It contains a minimum of 3% of hederacoside C (C 59 H 96 O 26 = 1221.4), calculated with reference to the dried drug. Protect from light.

Ph. Eur. 6.2 (Hedera Helix for Homoeopathic Preparations; Hedera Helix ad Praeparationes Homoeopathicas). The fresh, young, fully developed but not yet lignified branch of Hedera helix, harvested immediately before or at the beginning of flowering. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

The dried leaves of ivy, Hedera helix (Araliaceae), contain saponins, and extracts are reported to have expectorant and spasmolytic actions. Ivy leaf is used for catarrh and chronic inflammation of the respiratory tract. It has also been applied externally. Fresh ivy leaves can cause allergic contact dermatitis.


Ivy has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Hedera helix; Hed. hel.
1. Hofmann D, et al. Efficacy of dry extract of ivy leaves in children with bronchial asthma—a review of randomized controlled trials. Phytomedicine 2003; 10: 213–220.

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Proprietary Preparations

Arg.: Athos; Cedric; Austria: Prospan; Sedo-Efeu; Braz.: Abrilar; Chile: Aeromed; Hedilar; Cz.: Hedelix; Helixir; Prospan; Fr.: Activox Lierre; Prospan; Ger.: Bronchilon; Bronchoforton; Bronchostad Hustenloser; Cefapulmon mono†; Efeu; Gallith; Hedelix; Prospan; Sedotussin Efeu; Sinuc; Tu ma ; Gr.: Prospan; Ital.: Vertuss; Malaysia: Prospan; Mex.: Panoto-S; Pol.: Bronchopect; Hedelix; Hederasal; Hederoin; Helical; Prospan; Singapore: Prospan; Spain: Arkotux; Switz.: Comprimes contre la toux†; DemoPectol Junior; Prospan; Pumonal eco natura; Venez.: Prospan. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Celu-Atlas; Expectosan Hierbas y Miel; Garcinol Max†; Nio Marine; Snell Patch; Varisedan Gel; Austral.: Asa Tones; Austria: Bronchipret; Fr.: Promincil†; Ger.: Bronchipret; Muc-Sabona†; Naranopect P; Tussiflorin forte†; Hung.: Bronchipret; Indon.: Bronchipret; Ital.: Dermoprolyn†; Flebolider; Golatux; Hederix; Pol.: ApiHelix; Hedelicum; PiniHelix; Rus.: Bronchipret (Бронхипрет); Insti (Инсти); Spain: H Tussan; Switz.: Bronchofluid N†; Bronchosan Nouvelle formule†; Demo Elixir pectoral N; DemoPectol; Dragees S contre la toux†; Drosinula†; Foral†; Hederix; Kernosan Elixir; Liberol Dragees contre la toux†; Liberol Sirop contre la toux†; Pastilles pectorales Demo N; Thai.: Solvopret.
Published May 08, 2019.