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Updated: Oct 5, 2023

Explore the Health Benefits of Honeysuckle Flowers

In light of recent events about the United States' Center for Disease Control's public health announcement regarding the typical respiratory symptoms of COVID-19, the flowering honeysuckle can prove beneficial for respiratory issues and flu-like symptoms. As a friendly disclaimer, it is best to seek additional information from your medical care provider before adding any plant to your diet. Sourcing from the following resources: Flowerpaedia (2018), authored by environmental artist and floral specialist Cheralyn Darcey, Encyclopedia Britannica, britannica.com (sourced in 2020), and 100 Edible + Healing Flowers: Cultivating, Cooking, Restoring Health, (2014) authored by herbalist and arborist, Margaret Roberts, let's explore the natural medicinal benefits of honeysuckle.

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Honeysuckle Flower Anatomy and Geographical Origins

Honeysuckle plants are deciduous winter leaf buds with spiral-like petals in tubular shapes. This nutritious flower gained its namesake, honeysuckle, from the sweet nectar. Fruit such as red, orange, or blackberry is produced from honeysuckle flowers. Honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium) is native to Eurasia and gain popularity in North America. Because flowers are too long for most insects to pollinate, night-feeding hawk moths are well known for successfully pollinating these hard-to-access flowers.


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Honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium) represents be happy, I am devoted to you, happiness, sweet disposition, sweet life, end arguments, homesickness, intimacy, and unity. - Flowerpaedia (2018)

Honeysuckle Flower Respiratory Benefits

Honeysuckle has been utilized for centuries as an ancient remedy to relieve asthma and flu-like symptoms. Today, research has found that because honeysuckle treats colitis, it is beneficial for remedy syrups specialized for coughs, chills, sore throats, runny noses, tight chests, and fatigue.


Honeysuckle Flower Cough Relief Recipe

To make the tea, with a cup of boiling water over 1/4 cup fresh flowers. Allow the tea to stand for five minutes then strain, sweeten with honey, and sip slowly.


Ingredients (4 Servings)


Honey suckle Cough syrup

2 cups honeysuckle flowers and buds

2 teaspoon aniseed

1 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme sprigs

Juice of two lemons

2 teaspoons lemon zest

About 1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup Stevia flowers

500 ml water


Recipe (4 Servings)


Simmer and steep the ingredients gently for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture too cool. Strain, and discard the herbs. Pour into a bottle with a tight fitting lid and keep in the fridge for future use. Enjoy! - OXO


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