Honeysuckle Purchase & Information
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Why Do People Use Honeysuckle?
The oral preparations of Lonicera caprifolia (Honeysuckle), like honeysuckle powder, are used for enteritis, digestive disorders, dysentery issues, diabetes, pneumonia, swine flu, fever, to promote sweating, headache, malignant tumors and rheumatoid arthritis. The oral consumption of honeysuckle maybe useful when used as a laxative, for influenza, upper respiratory tract infections and for colds, encephalitis, urinary disorders, swelling, inflammation, sores and boils, to cure bacterial and viral infections, as a contraceptive and as a poisoning antidote.
Lonicera caprifolia can be used topically for itching, inflammation, as an antimicrobial and astringent.
Is It Safe To Use?
About the safety of honeysuckle there is scanty reliable information available. However, the intravenous use of honeysuckle and two other herbs is considered safe to use for infants up to seven days. However, more confirmation is required to rate the safety of honeysuckle.
Avoid in Lactation and Pregnancy - Honeysuckle powder should be avoided in both above conditions because information regarding the safety of honeysuckle for both these conditions is lacking.
How Effective Is Honeysuckle?
There is insufficient information to rate the effectiveness of Lonicera caprifolia for following conditions:
Bronchiolitis - Initial research recommends that by combining honeysuckle plus forsythia and baikal skullcap given intravenously may lessen bronchiolitis symptoms in infants having infection of respiratory syncytial virus. However, more confirmations are required to rate effectiveness of honeysuckle for this purpose.
How Honeysuckle Works?
The most effective part of Lonicera caprifolia are its seeds, leaves and flowers. Honeysuckle consist of saponins, phenolics, some essential oils, flavones, terpenoids and other compounds. The honeysuckle flavonoids, restrains tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and interleukin (IL)-8 generation in intestinal cells, proposing it may be effective for intestinal inflammatory dysfunction. Honeysuckle aqueous extract also appears to have anti-inflammatory impacts in animal model of inflammation. The loniceroside saponins relates to honeysuckle powder seem to have anti-inflammatory effects. Other clinical researches also propose that honeysuckle may increase phagocytosis and may also improve neutrophil effects. It may also save the liver against the damage inflicted by carbon tetrachloride. In vitro studies recommend that tannins from Lonicera caprifolia may repress the reverse transcriptase reactions caused by human immunodeficiency infection (HIV). Phenolic compounds in honeysuckle appear to decrease platelet thromboxane synthesis and platelet activation.
What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Honeysuckle?
Topically - The application of Lonicera caprifolia on skin may elicit side effects like contact dermatitis.
How Honeysuckle Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?
Supplements & Herbs with Antiplatelet or Anticoagulant Properties - Combination of honeysuckle powder and supplements & herbs having antiplatelet activities may be responsible for increase in bleeding risks in some individuals. Few of these herbs include angelica, garlic, clove, danshen, Panax ginseng, ginger, ginkgo etc.
How Honeysuckle Interacts With Drugs?
Antiplatelet or Anticoagulant Drugs - Interaction rating between honeysuckle powder and antiplatelet or anticoagulant drugs is moderate, so be careful about this combination. Using this type of mixture may lead to increase in the potential bleeding risks because of decrease in the rate of platelet aggregation. Experiments show that honeysuckle powder may cause decrease in blood platelet aggregation. So, concomitant use of such products should be avoided. Drugs having such properties include clopidogrel (Plavix), aspirin, enoxaparin (Lovenox), warfarin (Coumadin), dalteparin (Fragmin), ticlopidine (Ticlid), heparin and some others.
How Honeysuckle Interacts With Foods?
There is no known interaction between honeysuckle powder and various food items.
How Honeysuckle Interacts With Lab Tests?
There is no known interaction between Lonicera caprifolia and lab tests.
How Honeysuckle Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?
Surgery - Clinical experiments suggest that honeysuckle powder may have antiplatelet impacts. If it is used preoperatively, it may be responsible for excessive bleeding. So such patients are advised to stop using honeysuckle at least two weeks before their suggested surgical procedures.
What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Honeysuckle?
There is no typical dosage of honeysuckle.
General Certificate of Analysis (COA)
Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.