FLUID EXTRACT of Lonicera Japonica or Japanese Honeysuckle.
1:1 Extraction in ETHANOL BASE SOLVENT
Two types of honeysuckle commonly are used for medicinal purposes: European honeysuckle, Lonicera pericylmenum and Japanese honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica. Herbalists use honeysuckle primarily for its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and calming properties.
Japanese honeysuckle has traditionally been used in Chinese medicine to treat a number of health conditions. Naturopathy Digest writes that different parts of honeysuckle are used to treat different health conditions. Honeysuckle flowers were traditionally used in Chinese medicine to treat fevers, inflammation, diarrhea and skin infections.
Honeysuckle can be used to treat skin rashes, such as poison oak, cuts and abrasions on the skin. Honeysuckle stems are the preferred part of the plant to use in the treatment of skin care. Apply an infusion of honeysuckle to treat skin care conditions that are subject to infection. Be aware that some individuals may experience skin irritation from the application of honeysuckle.
Honeysuckle has antibiotic properties, and Healthline advises that Japanese honeysuckle can be used to treat infections caused by streptococcal bacteria. You can treat other types of inflammations and infections with honeysuckle, as well.
Respiratory and Bactericidal Benefits
Honeysuckle is believed to be an expectorant. Julia Lawless, in “The Aromatherapy Garden,” writes that an infusion of European honeysuckle flowers can be drunk as a tea to treat coughs and colds. Honeysuckle can also be used to treat upper respiratory tract infections and asthma. Health Line advises combining honeysuckle with chrysanthemum flowers to treat a cold.
Honeysuckle is used for infections and inflammations and has broad spectrum antimicrobial activity against Salmonella typhi, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae. Leaves and flowers make a beverage tea in Japan. Flowers traditionally used in eastern Asia in tea for bacterial dysentery, enteritis, laryngitis, conjunctivitis, inflammations of the urinary tract and reproductive organs, fevers, colds, flu. Often combined with forsythia fruit. It is similar to the echinacea of Chinese medicine. Externally, as a wash for rheumatism, sores, tumors (especially breast cancer), infected boils, scabies, swelling. The stem tea is weaker. Experimentally, flower extracts lower cholesterol; reduces blood pressure, also used to treat tuberculosis.