lonicera japonica


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honeysuckle

honeysuckle

Be careful, some are poisonous, some are not and it’s hard to tell them apart. There are almost 200 varieties, it would take a whole book to discuss the differences. A vine that stays green all year. Upturned white flowers that turn yellow. NOTE: Some varieties have berries that are highly poisonous - Do not eat them! Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), is one of the edible variety. Extremely fragrant edible 2-lipped white/yellow flowers that are a bit purple or pink when young. Simple-shaped opposite leaves. Grows as a vine/bush. Fruit is blue/black berry-like with 3-5 stones. Leaves, stems, flowers edible. Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, reduces blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis, upper respiratory infections, pneumonia, tumors, skin diseases, rashes, cholesterol, viruses. Even used for tuberculosis. Compounds so strong, they are toxic to fish and some animals. Plant grows aggressively and can take over an entire building if left alone. Be sure you know which type you are dealing with before consuming.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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Ding, "Lonicera japonica Thunb.: ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry and pharmacology of an important traditional Chinese medicine," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.
Micropropagation of Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) and Amur honeysuckle (L.
Fermented extract of Lonicera japonica also exhibited a higher inhibitory effect on tyrosinase activity, compared to the ethanol extracts (Figure 1(b)).
Lonicera japonica Halliana is probably the most richly scented.
4.66 4.31 2.47 11.44 Myrica cerifera 5.33 3.18 0.07 8.58 Ilex vomitoria 4.00 2.05 1.75 7.80 Quercus alba 1.33 0.45 5.84 7.62 Crataegus marshallii 4.00 2.50 0.78 7.28 Carya texana 3.33 1.59 1.40 6.32 Quercus stellata 2.66 1.59 1.48 5.73 Smilax rotundifolia 2.66 1.13 < 0.01 3.79 Others 13.29 6.32 4.85 24.46 Totals 99.92 99.92 100.03 299.87 Other species in descending order of importance value (IV): Viburnum dentatum (3.20), Rhus copallina (2.89), Rhus glabra (2.59), Acer rubrum (2.59), Callicarpa americana (2.54), Lonicera japonica (2.47), Baccharis halimifolia (2.08), Vitis rontundifolia (2.01), Smilax lanceolata (1.78), Carpinus caroliniana (1.24) and Carya cordiformis (1.07).
2008) and Korea (in this study), most of the JpL samples were collected on the Japanese honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica Thunb.
Flos Lonicerae, a flower of Lonicera japonica that possessed antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antiendotoxin, blood fat reducing, antipyretic, etc., has been widely used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat exopathogenic wind-heat, epidemic febrile diseases, sores, carbuncles, furuncles and some infection diseases (Wang 2008), and it has also been employed extensively to prevent and treat some serious viral diseases of human and veterinary, such as SASR coronavirus, H1N1 (Swine) flu virus, and being called the "bouvardin" (Jiao 2009).
In that case I would grow vigorous evergreen climbers such as the silver and green leaved ivy Gloire de Marengo (pictured); another ivy, the gold and green leaved Sulphur Heart; the Japanese honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica, which is evergreen and has small, sweetly-scented flowers, and Clematis armandii which is also evergreen and has small white flowers, also scented, in late winter.
An old favourite, the evergreen Japanese honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica, grew longer, sending out snaky tendrils to embrace trellis and surmount wall while finding the energy to open pale yellow, scented blooms for months on end.
Long summer evenings become almost magical in the garden with the perfume of the evergreen honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica Halliana, lacing the air.