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).
|Notes:||This herb can be applied externally.|