Caution toxic plant in case of overdose|
Shrub of underwood with persistent leaves of which one uses leaves and bark.
English holly leaves are tonic and febrifuge, berries are purgative in decoction.
Also : Diarrhoea, bronchitis, rheumatisms.
In external use : Abscess, furoncles.
Infusion : 1 tablespoon of leaves for 1 cup of boiling water, let infuse 10 minutes ; 3 cups per day.
Infusion : 1 handful of bark for 1 liter of boiling water, let macerate 1 night ; 3 cups a day.
Wine for fever; macerate during 1 week 25g of fresh crushed leaves in half a glass of alcohol 60°, then add 1 cup of white wine and let macerate one more week, filter; 6 tablespoons per day.