In TCM, honeysuckle is considered cold in nature and is great for clearing heat and toxins. It is useful for individuals who have too much ‘heat’ in the body. Honeysuckle is commonly used to alleviate ailments such as fevers, ulcers, sore throats and skin inflammation or infections.
Benefits: Reduces inflammation and infection, clears heat, improves digestion, regulates blood sugar levels, detoxifies the body, enhances immune system
Precautions: Not recommended during pregnancy or nursing. If you're under medication, please seek doctor's advice first. Individuals with weak spleen or stomach, with symptoms such as a bloated abdomen, loose stools and poor appetite; and those with Qi-deficiency symptoms such as fatigue and abnormal sweating should also avoid taking honeysuckle.
Taste notes: Fragrant, mild taste with slight bitter notes
Preparation: Infuse 1-2 teaspoons in hot water for about 5 minutes before consuming. For a cold brew tea, use room temperature water instead and refrigerate for 2 hours or longer if you prefer a stronger taste. (Note: It is recommended to pour away the first brew to 'wash' the tea)
Recommendation: Honeysuckle goes well with herbs such as chrysanthemum, luo han guo (monk fruit), wolfberries, peppermint and dried tangerine peel.
For a sweet and soothing herbal blend that alleviates sore throat and ‘heaty’ cough that is characterised by yellow or green phlegm, boil 50g honeysuckle with 1 luo han guo (crushed) in 1 litre of water for about 30 minutes. Serve it warm.
Ingredients: Dried Honeysuckle Flowers
Storage: Store in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. Best kept refrigerated once opened.
Packaging: Bottle packaging for 30g | Resealable pouch for 200g
Packaging dimensions: 6 x 6 x 15 cm (bottle) | 20.4 x 29.8 x 6.5 cm (pouch)