Honeysuckle Young Shoots
- Restores liver function
- Active in upper respiratory tract infections (bronchial decongestant and expectorant, sedative of cough, antispasmodic).
Several authors recommend it in dropsy, gout, liver enlargement. Chomel indicates it in a sore throat and as vulverary. The flowers of Honeysuckle are sedative, antispasmodic, once used in cough, asthma, palpitations.
It restores the liver function in cases of hepatomegaly, jaundice (associated to Box and Holly) and acts in both acute and chronic hepatitis.
For the spleen, Honeysuckle is effective in splenomegaly.
It is mainly active in upper respiratory tract infections, including dry and convulsive cough, in trachea-bronchitis where it operates as a bronchial decongestant and expectorant.
This is a sedative of cough, spasmodic asthma and hiccups. It is also mentioned in laryngitis with hoarseness and aphonia.
As an antispasmodic, it is indicated in the cholecysto-cardiac syndrome where it facilitates the rebalancing of the biliary function and peristalsis of the cardiac muscle.
As anti-inflammatory, it is involved in conjunctivitis, cervicitis (ulceration of the cervix).
For the joints, it treats gout, generalized gouty rheumatisms, including large deformations. It is prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, systemic inflammatory disorder and ankylosing spondylitis.
Pitera mentions it for some nervous breakdowns.
Henry mentions it, for the circulatory system, in some specific arteritis, and coronaritis, thrombophlebitis.
- Respiratory system: Aphonia – Asthma – Bronchitis – Convulsive cough – Decongestant – Dry cough – Hoarseness – Hiccups – Laryngitis – Sedative in cases of tracheobronchitis
- Articular system: Ankylosing spondylitis – Gout – Gouty rheumatisms – Rheumatoid arthritis
- Digestive system: Biliary functions – Cholecysto-cardiac syndrome – Hepatitis – Hepatomegaly – Jaundice – Splenomegaly
- Ophthalmic system: Conjunctivitis
- Circulatory system: Arteritis – Coronary heart diseases – Heart muscle peristalsis – Thrombophlebitis
- Urogenital system: Cervicitis
- Nervous system: Depression
Consider in combination with:
- Buxus sempervirens, Ilex aquifolium, Hepatomegaly, jaundice
HerbalGem complexes that contain Lonicera nigra:
Gemmotherapy is a branch of phytotherapy that uses buds and young shoots of trees and shrubs. Gathered in the spring at a key stage of their natural growth cycle, buds and young shoots are freshly handpicked and put in maceration in a solution of water, alcohol and glycerin to extract all their active principles.