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Honeysuckle Essential Oil Benefits, Uses, and Side Effects

Honeysuckle Essential Oil

Honeysuckle is a plant which is sometimes called “woodbine”, not to be confused with other plants that are known as woodbine also, as the American Ivy. Honeysuckle is native to eastern Asia and Japan. The flower, seed, and leaves are used for medicine. The scientific name for Honeysuckle is Lonicera japonica.  Japanese Honeysuckle is the common name one of the many different types of honeysuckle species. The Japanese honeysuckle is separated easily from the native honeysuckle vines mainly by the leaves. Leaves near tips of the vines of Japanese honeysuckle are not united at the base, as with the leaves of the three native honeysuckles are united at the base, forming a single leaf surrounding the stem.

The Honeysuckle vines readily invade open natural communities, birds often spread the seeds. The Honeysuckle vine is extremely vigorous, twining, woody, and grows to about 2.5m. The flowers are tubular, 35mm long, cream to orange color, very fragrant, appear in pairs, and extremely attractive to host of insects. The fruits are small, blue-black berries, 5-10mm long, and contain a few seeds. The Honeysuckle prefers an environment of rainforests, riparian areas, waste areas and disturbed sites.

Honeysuckle Essential Oil Benefits

The Honeysuckle flower has been efficiently used to treat various digestion related disorders. Also, there have been studies that found that Honeysuckle can help in preventing breast cancer. The Honeysuckle’s bark can have a diuretic effect in the body.

Honeysuckle is definitely the powerhouse of various nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, dietary fibers, carbohydrates and much more. Honeysuckle Oil contains significant dosage of calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, Rutin, and Quercetin that collectively work together to guarantee all your body systems functioning smoothly.

Also, Honeysuckle possesses a number of potent anti-oxidants and certain acids that fight free radicals, which aid in preventing different cancers and decreasing the process of aging. The anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of this healthy shrub make it an excellent oil to prevent bacterial infections.

Honeysuckle Essential Oil benefits include:

  • Inflammation of the small intestine (enteritis) and dysentery;
  • Upper Respiratory
  • Tract Infections
  • Colds
  • Influenza
  • Swine Flu
  • Pneumonia
  • Viral and Bacterial Infections
  • Swelling of the Brain (encephalitis)
  • Fever
  • Boils
  • Sores
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Headache
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Promote Sweating
  • Laxative

Honeysuckle Essential Oil Uses

  • Honeysuckle Oil is excellent for aromatherapy and also used in scented candles.
  • With its use in many cleansing and detoxing blends, Honeysuckle Oil is great for removing toxins from the blood and liver.
  • Honeysuckle Oil is alcohol-free and a high-grade essential oil that is known for its long-lasting fragrance.
  • The sweet and calming fragrance of the Honeysuckle is used as an additive in many perfume body oils, skin lotions, soaps, potpourri, massage oils and bath oils.
  • Honeysuckle Essential Oil is well-known for bringing out erotic dreams while sleeping.
  • In treating sore throat, fever, skin blemishes and rashes you will find that Honeysuckle Oil has a smoother vapor appeal.
  • Add a few drop of Honeysuckle Oil to shampoos and conditioners to give hair a silky softness and eliminate dryness.
  • Try adding a few drops of Honeysuckle Oil in the bath for a relaxing sensual aroma and a calm feeling.
  • Just add a few drops of the Honeysuckle Oil in unscented lotions for smoother the skin.
  • Freshen up your house by adding a few drops in water in a sprayer and spraying moderately throughput the house giving a refresh scent and reducing odors.
  • Being that Honeysuckle is a natural antibiotic is used frequently to treat infections caused by staphylococcal or streptococcal bacteria.
  • The oil that is made from flowers is used to relieve chronic coughs, asthma and related respiratory disorders.
  • The flower bud parts of the Honeysuckle are used for treating different digestive disorders, but also include persistent diarrhea or chronic gastroenteritis that accompanies food poisoning and related issues.
  • Honeysuckle Essential Oil can be combined with other herbs such as cowslip and mulberry to create a healing tea that treats coughs and mild symptoms of asthma.
  • The oil and flowers can be infused to create a hot tea that acts like an expectorant.
  • Add a few drops of Honeysuckle Oil to your mouthwash for fresher breath, since the leaves have great astringent abilities and can beneficial when gargling.
  • Adding a few drops of Honeysuckle Essential Oil to your tea will make for a very effectual remedy for patients of hepatitis C, as it helps to curb the awful nausea and vomiting sensation.
  • *Do not use Honeysuckle Oil directly on the skin without diluting the oil, as it can cause severe sun damage. Honeysuckle does work great when applied to the skin for inflammation, itching, and it will kill germs.

Honeysuckle Essential Oil Side Effects

Honeysuckle essential oil does not seem to produce any side effects, but like many essential oils, it is not recommended for use with pregnant women or children. Some essential oils may cause irritation or allergic reactions in people with sensitive skin so it is wise to do a patch test before using regularly.

Frances Masters

Frances Masters is a BACP accredited psychotherapist with over 30,000 client hours of experience. Follow her @fusioncoachuk, or visit The Integrated Coaching Academy for details about up coming training.