Ivy - Hedera helix

Hedera helix


The ivy belongs to the Araliaceae family. Originating from Europe and western Asia, it is a vine which forms rambling or climbing stems of indefinite size. Exceptionally long-lived, some centuries-old ivy plants have been found.


In Egyptian mythology, the ivy is the plant of Osiris, the god who was the protector of the dead. It therefore represents immortality. Also the symbol of fidelity, a woman would offer an ivy leaf to signal acceptance of a man’s marriage proposal. Possessing many medicinal properties, this plant formed part of the Druid pharmacopoeia.


Ivy extract has vasoconstricting and regenerating properties; its use promotes the microcirculation. It therefore helps to combat under-eye circles and puffiness.

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