Honeysuckle oil is best known for its medicinal qualities and fragrance. This is a perennial herb mostly available in China, Japan, Britain, Korea and parts of United States of America. The traditional use of this oil was for treating asthma and for use at the time of childbirth.
It is a vine with a dense root system and has pinnate leaves. The flowers, flower buds as well as stems are edible and widely used in medicines. The oil that is extracted from this plant is tremendously useful in curing various ailment and health issues. Pure honeysuckle oil is very difficult to obtain and requires a buyer to be very sure of the quality of the oil he/she buys.
This high-grade essential aroma therapy oil has a long lasting fragrance and is used in aromatherapy as well as in scented candles. The sweet and calming aroma is used as an additive to perfume body oils, skin lotions, soaps and potpourri. Some people add a few drops of this oil to water and spray it in their houses for a refreshing scent and for reducing odor.
This oil has a detoxifying and cleansing function which flushes the toxins from the blood as well as the liver. Honeysuckle oil is used to cure sore throat, skin blemishes, rashes and fever. The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of this oil are beneficial in dispelling heat from the body. Shampoos and conditioners that contain honeysuckle oil are known for giving the hair a silky softness and eliminating dryness.
Honeysuckle oil is blended with citrus oil and used in a number of aroma enhancing products that are sold across the world. It is important for people to remember that this oil cannot be used directly on the body. It has to be diluted or else it has the capacity of causing severe sun damage. Other than that it has to be used in very small quantities.
Some people are known to combine honeysuckle with herbs such as cowslip and mulberry to create a healing tea that treats respiratory problems. This natural antibiotic treats infections like staphylococcal bacteria and its leaves have astringent like properties. This is made into infusions for mouthwashes because of these caustic properties.
The flower of honeysuckle is also remedial and is used to relieve chronic coughs, asthma and respiratory disorders. The flowers on the other hand are used for treating digestive problems including dysentery, gastroenteritis, food poisoning etc.