Overview

Honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolia) is a group of flowering shrubs or vines. The flowers, seeds, berries, and leaves are used for medicine.

Honeysuckle might decrease swelling and also have antiviral effects. It contains essential oils as well as antioxidants such as quercetin.

People use honeysuckle for indigestion, bacterial or viral infections, memory, diabetes, common cold, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Don't confuse honeysuckle with other plants such as woodbine, American ivy, and gelsemium. All of these plants are sometimes called woodbine, but they are not the same.

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