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Japanese Honeysuckle Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Japanese Honeysuckle
Glycemic Index / Load
Japanese Honeysuckle, Lonicera Japonica
Botanical Name
Lonicera Japonica
Chinese Name
Jin Yin Hua, Ren Dong

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Japanese Honeysuckle Cures


Action of Japanese Honeysuckle

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Nutrients in Japanese Honeysuckle

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Japanese Honeysuckle

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Japanese Honeysuckle


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Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Japanese Honeysuckle

Avoid use during Pregnancy.
Honeysuckle berries may be mild toxic.
A topical application may cause Skin irritation.
Honeysuckle is known for its anti implantation activity. Females planning for pregnancy should have a prior discuss with a Doctor before using Honeysuckle.
Excess of Honeysuckle may irritate the digestive tract. A person may get Dehydrated.
People with Cold and Diarrhea should avoid Japanese Honeysuckle.

According to TCM : It should not be used by a person with Spleen Deficiency.
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Japanese Honeysuckle is a climber.
It is an evergreen.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It climbs up to 10 M.
Best used for Swine Flu, Cold, Influenza, Cancer and Dysentery with Blood.

In TCM :
Honeysuckle Stem : Ren Dong Teng
Honeysuckle Flower : Jin Yin Hua, Shuang Hua
Meridians associated : Stomach, Lung and Large Intestine.

Lonicera Japonica is considered to be of best quality. However there are some other related species given as follows :
Lonicera Dasystyla -- Mao Hua Zhu Ren Dong
Lonicera Confusa -- Shan Yin Hua
Lonicera Hypoglauca -- Hong Xian Ren Dong
Lonicera Periclymenum
Lonicera Xylosteum

Note 1 : Japanese Honeysuckle functions are :
Excessive Heat elimination
Removal of toxic substances
Clearing wind and heat pathogens

Note 2 : Cancer Treatment : Useful in treating Breast Cancer and Lung Cancer.

Note 3 : Japanese Honeysuckle produces a strong antibacterial action against :
Vibrio Cholera
Typhoid bacillus
Escherichia Coli
Candida albicans
Salmonella Typhi
Pyloric Spirillum
Bacillus Dysenteriae
Staphylococcus Aureus
Diplococcus Pneumonia
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
Diplococcus Meningitides
Streptococcus B-Hemolytic
Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Note 4 : Japanese Honeysuckle flowers dark yellow in color can be bitter in taste.

Kills or inhibits the action of germs.
Cools and reduces fever and heat.
Reduces ulcers, swell, sore throat, skin infection.
Clears the lungs and strengthens general health.


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Japanese Honeysuckle General

Lonicera Japonica ( Japanese Honeysuckle ) belongs to the Caprifoliaceae family. More than 180 species of Honeysuckle exist, but Linocera Japonica is the most common among them. Lonicera Japonica is native to east Asia. It is popular by the name of Jin Yin Hua in China, Japan and Korea. Japanese Honeysuckle is a climbing vine. It grows rapidly and at times may strangle the nearby plants. You may see it covering tree trunks or high fences.

Jin Yin Hua is placed among top 50 fundamental herbs in the Traditional Chinese Medicine system. Honeysuckle flowers and leaves are used for medicinal purpose. Honeysuckle flowers are sweet in taste, cool in nature and produce a vanilla fragrance. The flowers grow in pair and each flower is about half an inch long. Initially the flowers are white in color and turn yellow as they get older. The color changes from white to yellow with more and more exposure to Sun’s heat. White flowers are considered more potent for medicinal purpose than the yellow flowers.

The flowers exhibit anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and are used in treating various ailments of Stomach, Lungs and Large intestines. The flowers provide relief from the infections of the upper respiratory tract, common cold, fever, boils, furuncles, enteritis and dysentery. Suffering from Diarrhea and Dysentery with Pus and bloody stool? Try Japanese Honeysuckle.

Lonicera Japonicera leaves are green and oval shaped. Honeysuckle leaves grow in pair of two and from the same spot on the stem, but on opposite sides. The leaves grow up to three inches in length. Japanese Honeysuckle leaves are more antibiotic than the flowers. Tea made from honeysuckle leaves, ginger and liquorice are traditionally used in fighting infections like Lyme's disease. Honeysuckle stem is antiinflammatory and detoxicant in nature. It is used in treating arthritis and rheumatic conditions.
Honeysuckle berries are red or black in color. They are slightly poisonous and therefore not considered edible. Toxicity may develop with the intake of berries. Among all the species of the Honeysuckle, Linocera Caerulea is the only one having edible berries.

Honeysuckle is a powerful antibiotic, anticancer, antiviral and anti inflammatory herb. Chlorogenic and Isochlorogenic acids are behind the strong antibiotic action of Honeysuckle. If you want to increase the antibiotic effects of honeysuckle, soak fresh Honeysuckle flowers and leaves in the water. Soaking produces a stronger antibiotic action than the decoction. Honeysuckle leaves produce a stronger antibiotic effect than the flowers.

Antibacterial effects: Japanese Honeysuckle is a good herbal antibiotic against various harmful bacteria. These bacteria are known for causing serious complications and even death. Honeysuckle is used in combating these bacteria. Some of these are given below:
Vibrio Cholera
Escherichia Coli
Salmonella Typhi
Bacillus Dysenteriae
Staphylococcus Aureus
Diplococcus Pneumonia
Diplococcus Meningitides
Streptococcus B-Hemolytic
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Japanese Honeysuckle may be used internally or externally. It is a good herbal remedy for influenza, inflammatory skin conditions, Mastitis, Lung and Breast Cancer. Honeysuckle extract inhibits tumor growth and promotes apoptosis. Honeysuckle is a cure for mental disorder like Melancholia. Melancholia is a severe form of depression. The depression may be caused by loss of any loved one.

Honeysuckle combines with Forsythia in a famous TCM formula called Yin Qiao San. The formula is effective in treating the common cold. Japanese Honeysuckle is combined with Chrysanthemum for lowering High Blood Pressure.

Honeysuckle is an aperient herb that cleanses the digestive tract. It promotes the normal bowel movements. Honeysuckle removes harmful toxins from the body by promoting sweating and urine outflow.
Luteolin is a powerful antioxidant found in Honeysuckle. It guards the cells from damage against free radicals. Leuteolin is also known for its immune modulating and carbohydrate metabolizing effects.
Suffering from Dysentery or Diarrhea with watery stool? Try some dry fried and carbonized Japanese Honeysuckle.
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Take 1 teaspoon each of dried Forsythia Suspensa flowers, Japanese Honeysuckle flowers, Lemon Balm leaves. Mix them well and add all the dried herbs in one cup of water. Boil it for 10 minutes. Drink twice daily.
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