Honeysuckle Flower

Health Benefits of Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle is a flowering plant that is commonly found growing along walls or forming hedges which, if given suitable support, can reach heights of 20 ft. It has light green oval leaves, which sometimes merge across the stem rather than growing in pairs one on each side.

The pink-tinged creamy-white flowers grow in pairs and are basically tubular with diverging lips. The color of the flowers can vary, but some species produce yellow-orange or yellow-white colors. The flowers and leaves are gathered in summer just before the flowers open. Honeysuckle is native to southern Europe, China and Japan.

Part Used: The stems, leaves and flowers of some honeysuckle species can be eaten or used medicinally.

Varieties: There are many varieties of honeysuckle but only the Japanese honeysuckle and the European honeysuckle are commonly used for medicinal purposes.

Honeysuckle Nutrient Content: Honeysuckle contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, Rutin, a nutrient that enhances the effectiveness of vitamin C, and Quercetin, an acid that fights free radicals. In addition, honeysuckle flower contains inositol, volatile oil, flavone, etc.

Health Benefits of Honeysuckle:

  • In traditional Chinese medicine honeysuckle tea is used to treat ailments of the heart and lungs, fevers, and dysentery.
  • Honeysuckle tea is used to ease sore joints and reduce inflammation.
  • Honeysuckle tea helps improve circulation and relieve fatigue.
  • European honeysuckle can help treat coughs and colds.
  • Honeysuckle tea is used to treat upper respiratory tract infections and infection in the bladder. The tea is said to inhibit the bacteria that causes salmonella, strep, staph and tuberculosis infections.
  • Honeysuckle tea can help alleviate headaches.
  • Honeysuckle tea can help treat nausea and vomiting.
  • Honeysuckle tea can help make eyes brighter.

“This post was originally published on January 3, 2012 @17:51”

Len Carpio

The majority of articles I published were focused on health. I’m very interested in using natural remedies as they enhance the body's ability to heal itself and have no harmful side effects. I became interested in natural remedies when I met a Gerson therapist, who told me that in Gerson therapy they use “ live food” (organic vegetable, fruits, etc) to cure their patients. For the body to fight different illnesses, our immune system should be strong. In Gerson therapy they promote the supplementation of healthy and nutritious “ live food” for the body to fight disease, repair and regain its strength. I hope you will enjoy and learn from reading my articles. Have a good day and lets all be healthy :)

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