Flos Lonicerae 銀花
Latin Plant Name:Lonicerae Japonicae
Common English Name:Honeysuckle Flower
Part of Plant Used:Flower
Meridians Entered:Lungs, Stomach, Large Intestine
This herb is used in formulas to treat heat-related symptoms of sores, hot diarrhea, burning urine, and external respiratory symptoms with swollen tonsils and yellow, scanty phlegm.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Clears heat and detoxifies fire poison; clears damp heat; expels externally contracted wind heat.
Cautions in Use
Do not use where there is diarrhea from cold, Deficiency of Spleen and Stomach, or with deficiency sores or ulcers without redness or heat.