My honeysuckle flowers are ready to open. I love the beautiful fuschia color.
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Honeysuckle is a medicinal flower that has been revered for thousands of years for its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and calming and relaxing properties. It is a potent detoxifier and is known to swiftly remove poisons and heat from the body.
Honeysuckle is also very helpful for respiratory problems such as bronchitis, COPD, asthma, coughs, and colds, and acts as an expectorant and emollient to help clear and soothe respiratory passages. Honeysuckle has also been known to help treat diarrhea, chronic gastroenteritis, fever, urinary tract infections, digestive disorders, ulcers, and skin infections.
It is highly beneficial in fighting off the bacteria that causes strep throat, tuberculosis, and salmonella poisoning, and for helping to alleviate headaches and nausea. Honeysuckle's anti-infammatory and diuretic properties make it particularly good for those suffering from auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, fibromyalgia, lupus, bursitis, and chronic fatigue syndrome or those who suffer with edema, bloating, and water retention.
Honeysuckle is often prepared as a tea with 1 teaspoon of dried herb to 1 cup of water. Pour boiling water over herb and let steep for 10 minutes or more and sweeten with raw honey if desired. Essential oil of honeysuckle is a popular addition to massage oils, soaps, creams, and vaporizers as it is known to help relax and calm the body, mind, and soul.
Honeysuckle cream is also beneficial for eczema,psoriasis, skin rash, rosacea, as well as for anti-aging and wrinkle prevention. It is also commonly found in hair care products due to its ability to add volume, shine, and elasticity to hair as well to keep the scalp healthy and clear.
Information taken from Medical Medium Blog