Honeysuckle has a fruit and 2 flowers, a yellow one and a white one, looks like gold and silver. They are in pairs, so it is called "two treasure flowers", "a pair of flowers". Honeysuckle can clear fever, detoxify, detumescence and make eyes brighter, evacuate chill, etc. It can cure hot poisonous swollen disease, ache subcutaneous ulcer, hot warm disease, blood dysentery, haemorrhoids, throat aching etc. can cure fever caused by internal hot or external infection, treat japanese b encephailtis and epidemic encephalitis after boiled. Honeysuckle can assist to treat appendicitis and ligated ulceration. In hot summer, honeysuckle boiled with white chrysanthemum, sugar and water can loose heat, solve hot, sterilize and brighten eyes. For moistening throat, as beverage, it can prevent children measles, sore furuncle, etc. The old often drinking it can prolong life, cure deficiency. In recent years, honeysuckle has been made into series of health care beverage such as honeysuckle tea, silver flower crystal, silver flower dew, silver flower wine that have been launched and well received.
Honeysuckle Flower tea, a sweet-tasting and smelling herb, is one of the most commonly used sore throat remedies in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as a remedy for sore throats. Honeysuckle flowers aren't as easy to find in stores as slippery elm and marshmallow. Besides health food stores, Chinese herbal shops often carry it. Main uses: clear hot, detoxify, empty worries, make eyes brighter, promote longevity and health care function.
To prepare the tea, rinse tea cup and teapot with hot water. Use about 2 teaspoons for every 500ml of water. Infuse in hot water at 90°c (194°F) to 95°c (203°F) for 2 to 4 minutes for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.