Lonicera japonica


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Lonicera japonica
Family: Caprifoliáceas.

Description: Shrub with stem smooth, dehasta 5 - 6 m, voluble asarmentoso. The leaves are opposite, arranged in pairs, from green coles in the upper and glauca on the bottom. Some are available in petiolated sticks fertile while others are welded to form a single sheet avalizada with two limbs in the center of which provides a knot of departing Caulin various twigs. The center is located in the floral stalk, which holds a bouquet of flowers with purple corolla white or yellow, tubular, divided into two lips: the upper and lower tetralobulado, whole. The berry is a fleshy fruit containing several seeds. It is common from the coast to the mountain, with a preference for the forests and hills of hedges. Is harvested in spring.

Used parts: Leaves and flowers.

Chemical compounds: Essential oil, glycosides, salicylic acid, tannin.

Properties: Emollient, expectorant, antispasmodic.

How to use: Infusion, decoction, tincture.

Note: The juice squeezed from the fruit acts as a mild laxative.

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