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Honeysuckle Lozenges


BENEFITS OF HONEYSUCKLE

  • Clears heat
  • Removes toxins
  • Resolves pain and swelling of the throat
  • Anti-inflammatory effect
  • Anti-bacterial properties


RESEARCH EVIDENCE

Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) is a widely used traditional plant with a variety of biological functions and therapeutic properties, including anti-swelling, antiviral relief, antitumor, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects2.

Herbalists use honeysuckle primarily for its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and calming properties. According to the experts, honeysuckle has traditionally been used to treat a number of health conditions. Different parts of the honeysuckle plant are used to treat various health conditions. Honeysuckle flowers were traditionally used to treat fevers, inflammation, diarrhea and skin infections3

Lonicera japonica is a traditional oriental medicine that has been used clinically for the treatment of inflammation. A scientific experimental study has demonstrated that Lonicera japonica extract exhibits strong anti-inflammatory activity and exerts protective effects against lung inflammation4.

Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)is well-established in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is known to treat the exo-pathogenic wind-heat, epidemic febrile diseases, sores, and some infectious diseases5.Honeysuckle has anti-inflammatory benefits due to its antibiotic properties, and experts advise that honeysuckle can be used to treat infections caused by streptococcal bacteria6. Honeysuckle has respiratory and bactericidal benefits and can be used to treat various infections and asthma. Honeysuckle also has antibiotic properties and is used for upper respiratory tract infections including colds and influenza.


REFERENCES

  1. Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica.
  2. Kwon SH, et al. 2015. Lonicera japonica: Extract Inhibits Lipopolysaccharide-Stimulated Inflammatory Responses by Suppressing NF-κB Signaling in BV-2 Microglial Cells. Journal of Medicinal Food;18(7): 762–775.
  3. Lee SJ, Son KH, Chang HW, Kang SS, Kim HP. 1998. Anti-inflammatory activity of Lonicera japonica. Phytother Res 12(6):445–447.
  4.  Lee HJ, et al. 2011. Lipopolysaccharide induced lung inflammation is inhibited by Lonicera japonica. Mol Cell Toxicol 7(1):87–93.
  5. Lonicera japonica: Ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry and pharmacology of an important traditional Chinese medicine. 2011. J Ethnopharmacol;138 (1): 1-21. 
  6. Yoo HJ, Kang HJ, Song YS, Park EH, Lim CJ. 2008. Anti-angiogenic, antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of Lonicera japonica extract. J Pharm Pharmacol 60(6):779–786.
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