Ivy Hedera helix (Araliaceae)

Other Names: English Ivy
Traditional Uses:bruises, stiff joints
Magical Uses:Protection
Description: Climbing evergreen plant that clings as it grows. Leaves are dark green and have 5 points. Stems are brown and woody. When stems grow to full length (up to 100ft) they will branch off with small oval shaped leaves followed by black berries in autumn.

Uses: Use young leaves fresh or dried in shade. Used in a poultice to treat bruises and stiff joints. CAUTION: Entire plant is extremely poisonous and should never be taken internally

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Written by Melanie Hooten

Melanie Hooten was a Isian and Correllian High Priestess. She studied Wicca for over 15 years, before her sudden passing in 2015, age 36. Melanie was a light in the world, and her writing are left here as a testament to her love of the Earth, and of the Goddess.

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