Description: A perennial creeping plant, with a stem clinging to tree trunks by means of adventives roots. Leathery leaves with spikes. Young shoots with star shaped hairs. Greenish yellow flowers grouped in umbel.
Distribution in Kosovo: Grow in woods, creeping up the trees.
Parts used: Leaves (Hederae folium)
Harvest time: Summer (May-August).
Drying: Is done in the oven at temperatures of up to 50 0C. Ratio: 5:1.
Therapeutic category: Expectorant, spasmolytic, secretolytic.
Use: Traditionally used to treat cough and chronic respiratory infections.
Preparation and dosage: Recommended 1.5 g of dried leaves to be used twice a day as tea.