Lonicera Flower ( 金银花 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Lonicerae Japonicae

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Jin Yin Hua

Common English Name

Honeysuckle Flower

Part of Plant Used

Flower

Nature

Cold

Taste

Sweet

Meridians Entered

Lungs, Stomach, Large Intestine

Common Usages

This herb is used in formulas to treat heat-related symptoms of sores, hot diarrhea, burning urine, and external respiratory symptoms with swollen tonsils and yellow, scanty phlegm.

Traditional Usages and Functions

Clears heat and detoxifies fire poison; clears damp heat; expels externally contracted wind heat.

Common Formulas Used In

Ilex and Evodia; Lonicera and Forsythia; Rhubarb and Scutellaria.

Processing Required

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Remarks

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Cautions in Use

Do not use where there is diarrhea from cold, Deficiency of Spleen and Stomach, or with deficiency sores or ulcers without redness or heat.



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