Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles In 2015, I bought a pot of ground ivy from Jian Guo Weekend Flower Market and I loved it, I liked its aroma, its elegant look. I searched for some information online in Chinese, most of the articles portrait it in a positive light. Then I search ground ivy in English, and I realized, it's a weed. Hi, I am Shao, Welcome to what people also ask, where I search something seemingly obvious and share with you some of its PAA, aka People Also Ask, which is a feature telling you what people also search on Google that related to your query. Today's keyword is ground ivy. So first let's talk about what is ground ivy with our first PAA "Is ground ivy and creeping Charlie the same?" which extracted its answer from an article titled "Managing Creeping Charlie and Violets" published by University of Illinois Extension which is under College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. According to this article Ground ivy aka Glechoma hederaceae, also called creeping Charlie, is a common lawn weed problem. Ground ivy has small funnel-shaped purplish-blue flowers appearing from April to June. As a biased person, I actually like the plant, I think it can actually be a very great herb for cooking and making tea. As it turns out someone agrees with me. So "How do you eat ground ivy?" The answer is extracted from an aritlce titled: Eating Ground Ivy: Is Creeping Charlie Edible published by Gardening Know How which is a website about gardening. duh. According to this article, Ground Ivy is indeed edible. As a matter of fact, in the 16th century, ground ivy was the flavoring as well as the preservative in beer production, one of its common names is 'Alehoof,' meaning 'ale-herb,' in reference to the time when ground ivy was used instead of hops. People were also eating creeping Charlie as a cure-all for a variety of ills, from congestion to inflammation to tinnitus. However, none of those therapeutic effects are supported by modern scientific consensus. Which lead to our next PAA: What is ground ivy good for? which extracted its answer from an article titled Ground Ivy: Health Benefits, Uses, Side Effects, Dosage & Interactions,published by RXlist which is an online medical resource providing full prescribing information and patient education own by Webmd. According to this article, people used Ground Ivy to treat a lot of conditions from mild lung problems, coughs, to bronchitis. However, More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of ground ivy for these uses. and it is known to contain substances that can damage the liver and also cause miscarriages. Larger amounts can irritate the stomach, intestines, and kidneys, and cause serious liver damage. So if you want to try it, make sure to consult your doctor and nutritionist, for advice. Otherwise, it's quote on quote POSSIBLY SAFE in the amounts used to flavor foods and in small doses as medicine. To be honest, I was so shocked when I realized it's considered a weed in North America, cuz it's so cute and aromatic. But I think people in North America see it as a weed for a reason. I think it's a good time to talk about a million PAAs asking how to get rid of Ground Ivy, which made up about 99% of the PAAs when you search Ground Ivy on Google. Since we have limited time, I will choose the article that I personally like the most to share, it titled "Creeping Charlie: Management and Value to Pollinators" published by University of Minnesota which has a very good Biological and Biomedical Sciences program. This article explained why Ground Ivy is considered weed pretty well. Why people can't just let the Ground ivy be and live peacefully with other plants in your garden. That's because it literally cannot live peacefully with others. According to this article, Creeping Charlie will infiltrate lawn areas that have been neglected or otherwise poorly managed. Once established within a lawn, creeping Charlie may suppress the growth of surrounding plants, due to a characteristic called “allelopathy”. An allelopathic plant will produce biochemicals that deter the fitness of surrounding plants. This article also talked about how to get rid of it, which I will put the link in the description. Alright, today we learned that Ground ivy aka Glechoma hederaceae, also called creeping Charlie. Ground Ivy is edible in reasonable amounts. Ground ivy used to be the flavoring in beer production, one of its common names is 'Alehoof,' meaning 'ale-herb,' in reference to the time when ground ivy was used instead of hops. People were eating Ground Ivy for a variety of conditions. However, none of these therapeutic effects are supported by modern scientific consensus and it is known to contain substances that can damage the liver and cause miscarriages. Ground Ivy is considered a weed because it will suppress the growth of surrounding plants, due to a characteristic called “allelopathy”If you made it to the end of the video, chances are that you enjoy learning what people also ask on Google. But let's face it, reading PAA yourself will be a pain. So here's the deal, I will do the reading for you and upload a video compiling some fun PAAs once a week, all you have to do is to hit the subscribe button and the bell icon so you won't miss any PAA report that I compile. So just do it right now. Bye!