The terrestrial ivy is a medicinal plant belonging to the Araliacae family and is also known as little ivy, ivy of São João, crown of the earth, belt of São João Batista.

The fresh and dried flowering aerial parts of the terrestrial here serve as ingredients in a tea that works strongly for the good of human health .

It acts in the body as an anti-inflammatory, deobstruent, vermifuge, tonic, bechic, antispasmodic, astringent, antiscorbic and diuretic.

Benefits of terrestrial ivy tea

The drink is indicated for people who suffer from obstruction in the liver, worms and inflammation in the throat .

The infusion of earth ivy can also be used to clean the eyes . For this purpose, you should use two parts of the plant, one of  celandine and a little bit of honey.

In addition, terrestrial ivy tea also helps in the treatment of coughs, serving to soften secretions, facilitating their elimination .

Earth Ivy Tea Recipe


  • 1 liter of water
  • 10 grams of plant

Method of preparation

Bring the water to a boil and add the plant. After the water has boiled, turn off the heat and smother the container for about ten minutes. Aim to consume three cups of tea daily. If the problem is in the throat or mouth, gargle with the drink.

Contraindication to terrestrial ivy tea

The plant should only be used in the dry form sold in herbalists. Using it fresh can be toxic. Therefore, avoid this form of consumption.

Ingestion of the plant is contraindicated for pediatric use. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also avoid ingesting terrestrial ivy tea under any circumstances.

Land ivy should also not be consumed concomitantly with pennyroyal, as it can cause a toxic effect. So be very careful and avoid this type of mixture.