Chinese Herb: Jin Yin Hua (Honeysuckle Flower or Lonicera), Flos Lonicerae Japonicae

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Chinese Herb: Jin Yin Hua (Honeysuckle Flower or Lonicera), Flos Lonicerae Japonicae

Herb 12 of 29 in Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins

Cold Jin Yin Hua (Flos Lonicerae Japonicae)
Channels:
LI, LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Cold
Latin:
Flos Lonicerae Japonicae
Chinese:
金银花
Tone Marks:
jīn yín huā
Translation:
Gold Silver Flower

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Clears Heat and Reduces Toxins
    For fever and any type of hot boils, sores, or swellings, especially in the breast, eyes, and throat.
  • Expels Pathogenic Wind-Heat
    For common cold with fever, sore throat and headache, also used in treating Summerheat.
  • Expels Damp-Heat in the Lower Jiao
    For diarrhea, dysentery, intestinal abscesses, or painful urination.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use in cases of diarrhea resulting from cold in the spleen and stomach. Also contraindicated in skin conditions with clear exudate.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 9-15 grams.
  • Part used: flower bud.

Chinese Herb Notes

  • Prepared dry-fried to treat diarrhea.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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