Honeysuckle, also known as lonicera. The name from the Compendium of Materia Medica, because honeysuckle flower is white at the beginning and then become yellow, hence we call it honeysuckle. Honeysuckle herbs belong to the same plant dry buds or open flowers of the caprifoliaceae honeysuckle. Flowers, white first, then become yellow. White like silver, yellow like gold, silver and gold set each other off and colorful, so called honeysuckle.
Honeysuckle is known as clearing heat and eliminating toxic since ancient times. It has sweet cold nature with fragrance. Sweet cold clears heat without harming the stomach and fragrance also can remove pathogenic. Honeysuckle has functions of clearing heat and eliminating toxic and dissolving wind and heat. It can treat summer heat syndrome, diarrhea, flu, sore furuncle swollen poison, acute or chronic tonsillitis, periodontitis and other disease. Honeysuckle stem, leaf and flower can be used as a medicine and has functions of detoxification, anti-inflammatory, anti-virus, sterilization, diuresis and relieving itching.
Honeysuckle dew is good medicine to prevent children from prickly heat and abscess in summer. Fresh honeysuckle with scent of light fragrance and contains much water, so that rural children often take flowers to eat honey. There are two kinds of honeysuckles: that means dried flowers in the sun or dried according to the system of green tea method, namely the product of flos lonicerae. There are two kinds of gold and silver scented tea in the market, one is fresh honeysuckle mix with small amount of green tea, according to the process of scented tea of gold and silver; another is dried honeysuckle with green tea.