'I met a young woman in Fairlie, Ayrshire coast, who made a concoction of ivy leaves for her corns with vinegar she pointed to "Irish" as the type she used.'
Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, 1991
Lenamore, Co. Longford, 1991
'Ivy leaves for seeping wounds good.'
Mordiford, Herefordshire, 1991
Ivy is recorded as being used to treat burns and eczema, and fed to sick cattle and sheep to 'tempt their appetite'. It is currently used by practitioners of herbal medicine to treat cellulite, whooping cough and nervous conditions such as neuritis (inflammation of the peripheral nerves).