The leaves are leathery, dark green, spiral deployed. Blooms in October.
It has a berries which matures in the spring. They are not for use.
In folk medicine ivy is used against nasal polyps, eye diseases, soft bones, wounds that are slow to heal, stone and sand in the kidney, skin diseases, inflammation of the bladder, vaginal discharge, rheumatism, cellulite, toothache ...
For treatment use only leaves.