INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Flos Lonicerae
Common English: Honeysuckle Flower
Lonicera
Woodbine
Herbs that Clean Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs that Clear Heat and Resolve Toxicity; Target Warm and Heat Disease
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
(Astringent)
Cold
Large Intestine
Lung
Stomach
(Heart)
6-20g (smaller doses for Wind-Heat, larger doses for Heat toxin, sores and abscess) May use up to 60g in severe cases
Tincture: 2-5 ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Clears Heat and resolves Fire toxicity

Hot, painful sores and skin eruptions in various stages of development, especially breast, throat and eyes

Intestinal abscesses

Vents and disperses External Wind-Heat

Early-Stage Wind-Heat Warm-Heat pathogen with fever, chills, slight aversion to Wind, sore throat and headache

External Summerheat

Clears Damp-Heat from the Lower Jiao

Damp-Heat in the Lower Jiao with dysentery or Lin Syndrome

Cools the Blood and stops bleeding (charred) Blood Heat dysentery
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with diarrhea due to Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold.
  • Contraindicated for those with sores due to Qi Deficiency
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin ulcers.
  • Use only in small doses once the pus has been brought to a head.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao

Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao
Hb. Schizonepetae
Jing Jie
Hb. Menthae
Bo He

Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao
Hb. Moslae
Xiang Ru
Sm. Dolichorus Lablab
Bai Bian Dou

Various Heat disorders. (Exterior, Interior Qi, Blood)

External Wind-Heat.

Summer Heat fever without sweating.

Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin

Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao
Fol. Isatidis
Da Qing Ye
Rx. Arnebiae/Lithospermi
Zi Cao

Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao
Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Rx. Scrophulariae
Xuan Shen
Hb. Lophatheri
Dan Zhu Ye

Unremitting high fever.

Purpuric rash caused by Heat toxin in epidemic disease.

Vents Heat to the Qi Level from the Ying Level.

Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao
Rx. Platycodi
Jie Geng
Fr. Arctii
Niu Bang Zi

Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao
Fr. Arctii
Niu Bang Zi

Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao

Pain and swelling of the throat.

Wei Stage and Qi Stage Heat.

Pneumonia with Heat signs.

Toxic swellings and sores.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao
Rx. Scrophulariae
Xuan Shen

Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ye Ju Hua
(Hb. Violae)
(Zi Hua Di Ding)

Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin

Sloughing ulcers from Heat toxicity.

Sores, lesions carbuncles, ulceration of the skin and furuncles.

Suppurating boils that have not ulcerated, or have ulcerated but are not discharging pus.

Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Rx. Pulsatilla
Bai Tou Weng

Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua
Fol. Nelumbinis
He Ye

Rx. Pulsatillae
Bai Tou Weng
Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao

Bloody diarrhea and dysentery.

Summerheat.

Bloody dysenteric disorder.

Rx. Pulsatillae
Bai Tou Weng
Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian

Rx. Sanguisorbae
Di Yu
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin

Gypsum
Shi Gao
Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu

Toxic Heat diarrhea.

Bleeding Intestinal abscess or bleeding dysenteric disorder due to Damp-Warm febrile disease.

Qi Stage Heat.

Cx. Moutan
Mu Dan Pi
Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang

Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying
Flos Chrysanthemi Indici
Ye Ju Hua
Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

Ying Stage and Xue Stage Heat.

Boils, carbuncles and furuncles.

Reduces obstruction and toxicity for swollen, painful sores and necrosis of surrounding tissue.

Gypsum Fibrosum
Shi Gao
Hb. Ephedrae
Ma Huang
Sm. Armeniacae
Xing Ren
Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Rx. Scrophulariae
Xuan Shen
Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Dan Shen

Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao
Rx. Isatidis
Ban Lan Gen

Bronchitis with Heat signs.

Ying level Heat with insomnia, irritability, skin blotches, dry mouth with a dark-purplish tongue.

Throat soreness and swelling.

Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin

Sm. Coicis
Yi Yi Ren

Rx. Scrophulariae
Xuan Shen
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rx. Glycyrrhizae (large dosage)
Gan Cao

Sugar

Intestinal abscess.

Suppurative inflammation of the legs.

Diarrhea with mucus but no Blood.

Brown Sugar

Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Rx. Puerariae
Ge Gen
Rx. Aucklandiae
Mu Xiang
Hb. Portulacae
Ma Chi Xian
Rx. Pulsatilla
Bai Tou Weng

 

Diarrhea with Blood.

Diarrhea or dysentery with mucus due to Damp-Heat and toxins.

 

  1. Do not store in iron.
  2. It is made into a sweet tea and taken in the summertime to protect against the effects of Heat.
  3. It is especially appropriate when fever, inflammation and purulence (Fire toxin) prevail.
  4. It is indicated for severe summer fever in children and fulminant, violent diseases of unknown origin, pyogenic infection, rheumatism, carbuncle, cellulitis, tinea, malignant boils, syphilitic skin lesions and poisoning.
  5. This herb has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
  6. This herb is good for diseases caused by pathogenic Wind, including; abdominal fullness with diarrhea and swelling.
  7. For carbuncles and cellulitis, take a decoction of 250g Jin Yin Hua and 60g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui.
  8. European herbalists used to squeeze the juice to treat snakebites.
  9. Although not emphasized, this herb also tonifies Deficiency, enriches the Blood and alleviates thirst.
  10. It also resolves toxicity and expels pus.
  11. It can be used for any stage of Warm pathogen from superficial to deep (Wei Stage to Xue Stage).
  12. If toxin has not formed, it can disperse it, if toxin is already formed, it can perforate it.
  13. Traditionally, this herb also tonifies Deficiency, enriches the Blood, and alleviates thirst.
  14. This herb inhibits ascites carcinoma.
  15. Both Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua and Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao are cooling and relieve toxicity and both guide Heat to the surface while cooling Internally. Lian Qiao cools Heart Fire, disperses stagnant Qi at the Blood level, treats Lin syndrome and treats shigella and staphylococcus while Jin Yin Hua disperses surface Heat, is sweet and cold so does less harm to the Stomach and treats salmonella and streptococcus.
  16. Charred Honeysuckle Flower Jin Yin Hua Tan enters the Blood Level, cools Heat, resolves toxicity, cools the Blood and alleviates dysenteric disorders to treat Heat toxin which has gathered in the Intestines, injured Blood collaterals and caused dysenteric disorders with hemafecia. It is also used for irregular uterine bleeding.
  17. Honeysuckle Flower Dew Jin Yin Hua Lu cools Summerheat while remaining gentle on the Stomach. It is excellent for children's Heat rash and toxic sores.
  18. Honeysuckle Leaves Jin Yin Hua Ye are less powerful and used when the flowers are in short supply.
  19. Honeysuckle Fruit Jin Yin Hua Zi is cooling, resolves toxicity and alleviates dysenteric disorders. It is used for toxic sores and the treatment of residual Heat from later stages of measles. (Some say the fruit is toxic).
  20. Breast cancer and fibrocystic breast disease have responded well to this herb.