JIN YIN HUA 金银花

JIN YIN HUA 金银花

Lonicerae Japonicae Flos (金银花) is the dried flower bud or initial blooming  flower of Lonicera japonica Thunb., family Caprifoliaceae.

Other name
Dok-Sai-Nam-Phueng (Thai name), Jinyinhua (Chinese name), Japanese Honeysuckle Flower


Macroscopic character
Clavate, slightly curved. External yellowish-white or greenish-white, densely pubescent. Calyx, green, 5-lobed at the apex; corolla tubular; when open, apex 2-lipped; stamens 5, epipetalous, yellow; pistil 1. Odor, delicately aromatic; taste, bland, slightly bitter.

Important cultivation area
Shandong and Henan provinces.

Processing method
Eliminate foreign matters, and dry.

Traditional Chinese Medicine action
Sweet; cold. Enter lung, heart and stomach channels. Clear heat and remove toxin, disperse wind-heat.

Thai Traditional Medicine action
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Usage and dosage 6-15 g, decoction for oral use.

* Contraindication and precaution *
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