Simple Herbal Extracts | Japanese Honeysuckle


Japanese Honeysuckle

Botanical Name

Lonicera japonica

Part Used




Traditional Information*

A common weedy plant with fragrant flowers. As a child you may have sucked the sweet nectar from these blossoms. In Chinese medicine the unopened flowers are used as a powerful antibacterial and antiviral agent. They are effective in treating influenza, sore throat, colds, urinary and intestinal infections, painful mastitis, damp heat dysentery, and conjunctivitis. Barefoot Doctor’s combined Lonicera with Coptis to make “a poor man’s penicillin”.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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