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.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for HONEYSUCKLE overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if honeysuckle is safe or what the side effects might be.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if honeysuckle is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Surgery: Honeysuckle might slow blood clotting, so there is concern that it might increase the risk of extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using honeysuckle at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with HONEYSUCKLE
Honeysuckle might slow blood clotting. Taking honeysuckle along with medications that also slow blood clotting might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding.
Be cautious with this combination
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