Honeysuckle tea has been known in Chinese medicine as being an efficient herb for eliminating heat and accumulated toxins from the body. The honeysuckle is a climbing plant that grows in the Northern Hemisphere. It can reach up to 12 feet in length and can be recognized by its oval-shaped leaves and by its tubular shaped, yellow or white flowers.
The constituents of honeysuckle are tannins, inositol, luteolin and volatile oils which are active in the flowers just before the bud opens.
How To Make Honeysuckle Tea
To brew Honeysuckle Tea, you need to place 1 cup of honeysuckle flowers in 1 quart of boiling water. Let the tea steep for about 10-15 minutes and enjoy!
You can drink 3 cups of honeysuckle tea per day.
Honeysuckle Tea Benefits
- Helps fight bladder infections.
- Alleviates sores and swellings of the eyes, breast and throat.
- Honeysuckle Tea alleviates fever.
- It is said that it inhibits the bacteria that causes salmonella, strep and tuberculosis.
- Treats nausea and vomiting caused by hepatitis C.
- Stops the pain caused by headaches.
Honeysuckle Tea Side Effects
- People who suffer from chronic diarrhea caused by treatment from chronic diseases should avoid drinking Honeysuckle Tea.
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not drink Honeysuckle Tea.
- Honeysuckle Tea may increase the risk of extra bleeding during and after a surgery. Make sure you stop consuming honeysuckle tea at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Honeysuckle Tea is a great herbal tea, that has many benefits for your health. Just make sure you don’t drink more than 3 cups per day in order to avoid its side effects.