Honeysuckle - a beautiful ornamental shrub

honeysuckle honeysuckle - a type of ornamental plants, which is characterized by ruggedness and frost.Despite the fact that the chemical composition of honeysuckle has not been studied in folk medicine and its use as a medicinal plant, but it should be done with caution and on doctor's orders.

botanical characteristics

honeysuckle is an ornamental shrub up to 2.5 meters, which shearing takes the desired shape and is often used as a hedge.The leaves of honeysuckle arranged on short stalks are rounded oblong shape, length of 2.5 to 8 cm and a width of not more than 4 cm, gray-green color.The flowers are double, pink-red hues with a whisk.Flowering time - May-June.

Fruits are round, yellow-red-orange, no longer than a centimeter, ripen in July-September, not edible, contain a number of toxic substances.

grows in the wild honeysuckle in central Russia, Western Siberia.The plant is unpretentious, frost, but loves the sun, growing on the sunny slopes of hills, forest glades, river valleys, among other forest shrubs.

Useful properties

of many medicinal plants is insufficiently studied or not studied at all.Such plants are, and honeysuckle.In the bark of this plant contains saponins, alkaloids, coumarins, bioflavonoids (eg rutin), ascorbic acid, tannins, higher aliphatic carbohydrates.The flowers contain essential oils and simple sugars (sucrose, glucose Glucose: The energy source Glucose: The energy source , fructose) in fruit - the higher aliphatic hydrocarbons.

with medicinal purpose is mainly used honeysuckle bark, infusions and teas which have antibacterial properties.

bark decoction honeysuckle also contributes to the normalization of thyroid function thyroid gland - is responsible for your hormones The thyroid gland - is responsible for your hormones .Suppresses the livelihoods of some simple infusion of branches and leaves of this plant, it is used topically for the treatment of trichomoniasis.Honeysuckle also has antiviral properties.

In the country honeysuckle will help get rid of the weed - during flowering essential oil Essential oils and conception: can help roses? Essential oils and conception: can help roses? , contained in flowers, inhibits their growth.At the same time, this plant stimulates the growth of these trees, like oak and poplar.


Since honeysuckle fruits possess toxic properties, their goal is not drug use.As an antiseptic, this plant is used mainly externally with pustular skin eruptions, microbial eczema, ulcers and purulent wounds.

decoction of bark and branches of the honeysuckle is used for rinsing the mouth with stomatitis, inflammatory diseases of the gums (gingivitis), dental caries details about caries - take care of your teeth is too late More about caries - take care of your teeth is too late , as well as the appearance of halitosis.The same decoction can gargle purulent tonsillitis and pharyngitis during bacterial or viral origin.

believed that bark decoction honeysuckle help with goiter.For this purpose, it is administered orally and use topically, as a lotion.

in cardiovascular diseases is mainly used to strengthen the capacity of the plant walls of blood vessels - it contains ascorbic acid and rutin - a substance that actively affect the permeability of blood vessels, especially in the capillary permeability.The strengthening capillary walls helps to improve blood circulation in them and reduce swelling.

How to prepare a decoction of the bark of honeysuckle

The crust honeysuckle least contain essential oils that have toxic properties.Prepare the broth can be as follows: the bark is separated from the trunk bush, dried, pulverized.A teaspoon of raw materials pour a glass of hot water, bring to a boil, boil for five minutes, insist hour, strain, squeeze, made up with boiled water to the original level and the inside of the boat dining room three times a day.This broth can be taken with goiter and to strengthen the blood vessels.

of decoction of honeysuckle bark can make compresses with goiter, and apply it topically to treat skin diseases, wounds and ulcers.It is also used for douching with trichomoniasis.

When using a drug to honeysuckle should be remembered that it is a poisonous plant, especially its poisonous fruit.Therefore, it is better to use topically.If there is a need to use honeysuckle inside, it is best to coordinate this with the doctor.

Galina Romanenko