Honeysuckle Flower (Jinyinhua)

Honeysuckle Flower (Jinyinhua)

Pharmaceutical Name: Flos Lonicerae
Botanical Name: Lonicera japonica Thunb. L.
Lonicera hypoglauca Miq.
Lonicera confusa DC.
Lonicera dsystyla Rehd.
Common Name:Honeysuckle flower, Lonicera flower
Source of Earliest Record: Mingyi Bielu
art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations: The flower buds are gathered in the beginning of summer and dried in the shade.
Properties and Taste: Sweet and cold
Meridian: Lung, stomach and large intestine
Functions: To clear heat and release toxins
Indications and Combinations: 1.     Febrile diseases:

a) Exogenous pathogenic heat at the defensive and qi levels manifested as fever, thirst, slight aversion to wind and cold and sore throat .
*Use with Forsythia fruit (Lianqiao) and Arctium fruit (Niubangzi).

b) Exogenous pathogenic heat at the qi level manifested as high fever, extreme thirst and surging, big pulse
*Use with Gypsum (Shigao) and Anemarrhena rhizome (Zhimu).

c) Exogenous pathogenic heat at the nutritive and blood levels manifested as maculopapule that appears as a dull, deep red and dry tongue, irritability and insomnia.
*Use with Moutan bark (Mudanpi) and Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang).

2.  Boils, carbuncles and furuncles.
*Use with alone or combine with Dandelion herb (Pugongying), Chrysanthemum flower (Juhua) and Forsythia fruit (Lianqiao).

3.   Toxic heat diarrhea.
*Use with Coptis root (Huanglian) and Pulsatilla root (Baitouweng).
Dosage: 10-15 g
Notes:This herb can be applied externally.