Jin Yin Hua – Lonicera Flower – Flos Lonicerae

Jin Yin Hua

English Name: lonicera flower, honeysuckle flower

Pharmaceutical name: Flos Lonicerae

Medica Category: Heat-Clearing and Toxin-Eliminating Herbs

Properties: Jin Yin Hua enters the Lung, Stomach, and Large Intestine channels; It is sweet in nature and cold in temperature.

What is Jin Yin Hua?:

The Chinese Herb Jin Yin Hua is the dried flower of the Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica—one of over 200 different kinds of honeysuckles of the genus Lonicera).

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Jin Yin Hua:

Jin Yin Hua is used in Chinese medicine to clear heat and remove toxins before they have sunk down into the interior layers of the body. It has a wide variety of applications depending on the other herbs with which it is combined in formula. It is most notably used as one of the chief herbs in the formula Yin Qiao to clear hear from the exterior layers of the body.