Honeysuckle is also useful in soothing spasms in the digestive and respiratory tract. Waller specifies this use of honeysuckle for spasms associated with asthma (Grieve, n.d.). It is used to stimulate the uterus (Hardin, 2007), and has even been used in Eastern cultures for cancers of the lung and breast (Harden, 2007; Tierra, 1998).
Honeysuckle energetics are cool and dry. It’s cooling in that it is often used to clear built-up heat in the body (specifically with fevers, infections, and skin inflammations), to aid the liver and lymphatic system in detoxification, and to relax the nervous system and decrease inflammation in and on the body. It’s drying in that it helps to thin mucus so it can be coughed up easily, to increase urine production, and to tone tissues to prevent water loss (Hardin, 2007; Tierra, 1998).
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