Latin Name: Lonicera periclymenum
Honeysuckle has over 100 species. There has been research to demonstrate anti-inflammatory activities of multiple species. The polyphenolic constituents have been particularly reviewed.
The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action. This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are adequate results to demonstrate safe and/or effective human use.
- Zhimei, Z., Shijin, G., Shijun, F., Qianqian, X., Limei, Y., Ying, Z., … & Zhiqiang, S. (2014). Research Progress of Active Ingredients and Pharmacological Action of Honeysuckle. Animal Husbandry and Feed Science, 6(1), 22.
ANTISEPTIC & ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
- Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory actions of honeysuckle were reviewed. From: Dandan, L., Peizhi, W. A. N. G., & Mingsan, M. I. A. O. (2013). Analysis on efficacy characteristics of honeysuckle. China Journal of Chinese Medicine, 28(10), 1514-1516.
- Tested in vitro, Justicia spicigera (honeysuckle), Lipia beriandieri (oregano), Psidium guajava (guava), Punica granutus (granado) Magnifera indica (mango), Plantago major (plantain), and Cupressus semperbirens (cedar) showed antigiardiasic activity against the human intestinal parasite. From: Ponce-Macotela, M., Navarro-Alegria, I., Martinez-Gordillo, M. N., & Alvarez-Chacon, R. (1993). In vitro effect against Giardia of 14 plant extracts. Revista de investigacion clinica; organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutricion, 46(5), 343-347.
- Two out of three cats will have a euphoric response to the aroma of catnip. About half of the cats responded to honeysuckle and valerian. From: Bol, S., Caspers, J., Buckingham, L., Anderson-Shelton, G. D., Ridgway, C., Buffington, C. T., … & Bunnik, E. M. (2017). Responsiveness of cats (Felidae) to silver vine (Actinidia polygama), Tatarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica), valerian (Valeriana officinalis) and catnip (Nepeta cataria). BMC veterinary research, 13(1), 70. Read more: Link
Compiled by: Kathy Sadowski
Last Updated: 10/29/19