Honeysuckle Flower

Honeysuckle Flower

In Traditional Chinese medicine, honeysuckle flowers are among the important herbs for clearing heat and relieving toxicity in the body. This herb relieves “fire toxicity” manifesting itself as hot, painful sores or swellings of the eyes, throat, or breast. It expels “wind-heat” manifesting itself as sore throat or headache after explore to cold. And it treats “damp heat” manifesting itself as bladder infection. Modern laboratory research has confirmed that the flowers have an inhibitory effect on the bacteria that cause salmonella, staph, strep, pseudomonas, and tuberculosis infections. Honeysuckle flowers act as natural antihistamine, although they are more useful for treating rashes and inflammation than for treating coughing and sneezing. Some Japanese health food products include honeysuckle for treating bloating, nausea, and vomiting caused by hepatitis C.

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