Illex aquifolium (Holly)

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Latest Edit: Hector 2014-02-14 (EDT)

See Also Gemmotherapy

Ilex aquifolium or English holly, is a tree common to Western Europe that has a slow growth and hard wood.[1]

Key notes

  • Diuretic
  • Neurological remedy: anti-epileptic, increases electrical function on dura mater and reduces storms in the brain
  • Skin drainage: through preserving EFA from oxidative damage via hepatoprotective and regeneration of dying cells

Therapeutic actions

  • Neurological remedy
  • Skin drainage remedy
  • It has demonstrated febrifuge, hypotensive and digestive spasmolitic action in studies

Clinical indications


  1. Ledoux, Frank and Gueniot, Gerard.(2012)Phytembryotherapy: The Embryo of Gemmotherapy, Editions Amyris. Spain.