It is sweet, cold, and and antioxidant. It acts on the lung, and stomach channels.
WHY IT'S USED:
Japanese Honeysuckle Flower is an herb used primarily for clearing heat and eliminating
toxins in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, smooth muscle spasm, purifying, diuretic,
reduces fever properties. It is used to dispel heat, remove toxins, expels pathogenic
Wind-Heat and Damp-Heat in the Lower Jiao in chinese traditional medicine.
It is widely used an essential herb combined with other herbs in the treatment of
a wide range of infections,
including common cold with fever, sore throat and headache,
any type of hot sores, or swellings, especially in the breast, eyes, and throat,
skin blemishes and rashes, and diarrhea, dysentery, intestinal abscesses,
or painful urination.
Moreover, Japanese honeysuckle flower is edible.
The nutrients of it are highly in Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium
Also It contains elaidic-acid, inositol, linoleic-acid,
lonicerin, luteolin, myristic-acid, tannin, and zink.
It can be made into a syrup or puddings.
The entire plant has been used as an alternative medicine for thousands of years in Asia.
COMMENTS AND CAUTIONS:
Do not use in patients with a weak spleen and cold stomach.
Do not use in patients of Qi-energy deficiency with light color pus
of ulcerated carbuncles and nodules.
Dosage: 9-15 grams per day
Chinese Medicine Dictionary. p1403
Compendium of meteria medica(Bencao Gangmu)18-61