Updated: Apr 15, 2018
The Chinese Materia Medica believes that the Five Flowers tea is sweet in flavor and cold in properties and involve lung and stomach meridians. Typical function is to clear heat and removing toxicity. The flower tea uses and indication are fever in febrile disease, dysentery with bloody stool due to heat toxin, carbuncle and boils, pharyngitis and a variety of infectious diseases.
Praised as the best herb that fights bacteria and diminishes inflammation, honeysuckle flower, also commonly known as Japanese honeysuckle and Jin Yin Hua, is one of the most familiar Chinese healing herbs these days.
The “Compendium of Materia Medica” names it as Jin Yin Hua, literally translated as “gold silver flower” in English, simply because its flowers are white (silver) initially and then turn yellow (gold) when fully blooming.
Thanks to its unique medicinal properties and lots of health benefits available, it is used as not only medicine but also the substitute of tea for a number of purposes since it has kind of bittersweet flavor and sweet aroma. More importantly, regular consumption of it does not hurt the stomach, but quickly reduce inflammation by means of dispelling dampness and resolving toxin.
General tiredness, stomach ache, loose bowel with air bubbles, and restless sleep.
Detoxify and cure damp heat related sickness.
Japanese honeysuckle (jin yin hua)
Chrysanthemum flower (ju hua)
Japanese pagoda (huai hua)
Kapok / Bombaz ceiba (mu mian hua)
Egg Flower / Plumeria rubra
brown sugar – to taste
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These articles are not intented to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, excerpts from the Original article by Nourishu and the Art of Herbal Remedies