Honey Suckle(Lonicera periclymenum)


The plant has expectorant and laxative properties. A syrup made from the flowers has been used in the treatment of respiratory diseases whilst a decoction of the leaves is considered beneficial in treating diseases of the liver and spleen. It is used as a mouthwash for ulcers and is considered to be a good ingredient in gargles.

The flowers are antispasmodic, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge and sudorific.

The fruit is emetic and cathartic.

The herbage is used as a cutaneous and mucous tonic and as a vulnerary. It is also diaphoretic. The leaves are laxative and slightly astringent.

The seed is diuretic.

The bark is anticatarrhal, depurative, diuretic and sudorific.