Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.)

background

There are at least 180 species of honeysuckle, with most species found in Asia and a few in Europe and the Americas.
In homeopathy, honeysuckle has been used for asthma, breathing difficulties, irritability with violent outbursts, and syphilis. However, currently there is no clinical evidence available supporting the use of honeysuckle for these conditions or any other indication.
Honeysuckle poisoning from ingestion by children may cause severe gastrointestinal symptoms and cramping.

Related Terms

Caprifoliaceae (family), Chinese honeysuckle, coral honeysuckle, eglantine, European honeysuckle, Hall's Japanese honeysuckle, Japanese honeysuckle, Lonicera caerulea, Lonicera japonica, Lonicera japonica holliana, Lonicera periclymenum, Lonicera sempervirens, Lonicera spp., trumpet honeysuckle, white honeysuckle, woodbine honeysuckle, woodbine.

evidence table

These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.