Lonicera Flower ( 金银花 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Jin Yin Hua
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Lungs, Stomach, Large Intestine
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.
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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