Jin Yin Hua - Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity
LU, LI, ST (9-15g)


Jin Yin Hua: Honeysuckle flowers - Bees suck HONEY

Honeysuckle began growing in the toxic desert after a wind-heat invasion brought bees that gave the natives hot bloody dysentery.

Be careful not to eat too much honey since they say it can cause (cc: SP and ST cold deficiency with diarrhea) and its best to run away from bee stings to prevent (cc: sores due to yin deficiency and yin-type sores).

English Name: lonicera flower, honeysuckle flower
Pharmacuetical Name: Flos Lonicerae
Properties: sweet, cold

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
toxic desert clears heat; relieves toxicity
wind-heat invasion exterior wind-heat
hot bloody dysentery cools blood and stops dysenteric disorder


      Jin Yin Hua Actions and Indications
  • ClearsToxic Heat (hot, painful sores and swellings at various stages; breast abcess; intestinal abcess)
  • Exterior wind-heat (wei syndrome of warm-febrile diseases, exterior wind-heat with slight aversion to wind, sore throat, headache, summer-heat, used for ying syndrome to prevent pathogen from going deeper)
  • Cools blood and stops dysenteric disorder (dysenteric disorder with pus and blood in stools)
  • (cc: SP and ST cold deficiency with diarrhea)
  • (cc: sores due to qi deficiency and yin type sores)
    Special Notes:
  • Antibiotic effects, anti-inflammatory, and anti-pyretic.
  • One study showed excellent results to treat common cold in over 1000 patients.

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