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Japanese Honeysuckle Flower

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Chinese Name Jinyinhua
Latin Flos Lonicerae Japonicae
English Name Japanese Honeysuckle Flower
Key Characteristics Herb that clears heat and eliminates toxin
Source

Dried flower bud or opening flower of Lonicera japonica Thunb. (Fam Capri-foliaceae)

Property, Flavor and Meridians Entered

Sweet, cold; Lung, Heart, Stomach

Actions

To clear heat and eliminate toxin, and dispel wind-heat

Indications

Carbuncles, boils, pharyngitis, erysipelas, acute dysentery, upper respiratory infection, epidemic febrile diseases, in addition, used for upper respiratory tract infection, pneumonia, acute bacillary dysentery, acute enteritis, chronic prostatitis and periodontitis

Special Usage

Fresh ones are used to dispel wind-heat and clear interior heat, charred ones are used to cool blood and stop dysentery, whereas honeysuckle flower distillate is used to excessive thirst caused by summer heat.

Precaution

It is forbidden to give to patients with cold and deficiency in the spleen and stomach, sores and ulcers caused by qi deficiency.

Chemical Composition

It contains volatile oil, isochlorogenic acid, luteolin, etc.

   



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