A wall of green ivy leaves

What is Ivy Leaf? How can it help my cough?

What is Ivy Leaf extract?

Ivy leaf is the leaf of the common ivy plant, also known as English ivy or Hedera helix.

It is a green climbing plant that is often used as a decoration on the sides of houses and fences. What you may not know is that ivy leaf can also thin, loosen and help expel mucous.1

A wall of green ivy leaves

How does Ivy leaf help?

Ivy leaf has been found to contain many compounds including saponins which, via the nervous system, activate cells in the lungs to remove excess mucous.1 Ivy Leaf has also been shown to liquefy thick, sticky mucous in the respiratory tract.2,3

How to use ivy leaf

Ivy leaf can be found in cough medicines available in pharmacies and some supermarkets – ask your local pharmacist for more information.

Can I use Ivy Leaf for my kids?

Bisolvon makes Ivy Leaf products suitable for children. Bisolvon Cough Relief + Immune Support liquid and Bisolvon Cough Relief + Relax & Calm are both suitable for children from ages 2 and up and 5 and up respectively.

What do Bisolvon Ivy Leaf products taste like?

Bisolvon Cough Relief + Immune Support has a delicious blackcurrant flavour, while Bisolvon Cough Relief + Relax & Calm has a Berry Flavour so even when your little one’s aren’t feeling their best, they can look forward to having their medicine.

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Always read the label and follow the directions for use.

MAT-AU-2302763 – 0.2 – 05/2024


[1]European Medicines agency. Ivy leaf – Summary for the public. 2018. Reference Number: EMA/821305/2017. Available at: https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/medicines/herbal/hederae-helicis-folium (accessed 18/12/2023)
[2]Greunke C, et al. A systematic study on the influence of the main ingredients of an ivy leaves dry extract on the β2-adrenergic responsiveness of human airway smooth muscle cells. Pulm Pharmacol Ther. 2015;31:92-8.
[3]Schulte-Michels J, et al. α-Hederin inhibits G protein-coupled receptor kinase 2-mediated phosphorylation of β2-adrenergic receptors. Phytomedicine. 2016;23(1):52-7.

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