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Honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium, Lonicera japonica, Lonicera species) flower cut and sifted.
Honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium, Lonicera japonica, Lonicera species) flower cut and sifted - Bulk.
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Make an infusion using 1 heaping teaspoon per cup of boiling water. Steep 15 minutes, covered. Strain. Dose: 1 cup of the infusion (tea) 1-2 times per day as needed.
Avoid Honeysuckle in cases of excessive phlegm, inflammation in the upper respiratory tract, or watery diarrhea due to internal coldness. Do not use for more than seven days in a row. Avoid using Honeysuckle berries, which are toxic. The caprifolium and periclymenum varieties are used only externally.
The genus name Lonicera is taken from that of Adam Lonicer, a sixteenth-century German physician and naturalist. The common name Honeysuckle refers to the practice of sucking the sweet nectar from the blossoms.
Honeysuckle flowers are edible; as buds they can be added to stir-fries or other cooked dishes. The tea prepared from the flowers, when iced, makes a refreshing, cooling summer beverage. The leaves also make a delicious tea and are sometimes used as a green tea substitute. Beware the fruits, which are cathartic and emetic.
The stems are placed under bed pillows to facilitate sleep and are also used in basket weaving. The flowers and leaves are sometimes added to potpourri. Honeysuckle is sometimes used in cosmetic creams to soften skin.
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