Jin Yin Hua (Flos Lonicerae)

Common Name: honeysuckle flower
TCM Category: Clear Heat, Eliminate Toxins
TCM Functions: Clears Heat, Eliminates Toxins, esp. for sores and abcesses
Relevant Pharmacological Effects*: Laboratory studies indicate that Jin Yin Hua has broad spectrum antibiotic actions and anti-inflammatory effects.

*Listed pharmacological effects and information about laboratory studies come from Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology by John Chen and Tina Chen.