This gorgeous little flower was one of my all time favorites growing up as a child on the northwest coast of British Columbia. It was a sure sign spring had arrived when these golden suckles bloomed. This wild flower would be pleasurable a distraction from my destination, while on long walks in the woods. I’d pick the elongated bell shaped flowers, where nectar would pooled at the bottom with a perfect 1/18 sip of sweetness. I was clearly the antithesis for every hummingbird and bees, innocently stealing a well earned meal.
Although Honeysuckle is considered traditionally to be from the far east of Russia and the Asian continent, there are a vast variety of species from both the east and westcoast North America and Australia. The colors often vary from white to pink, fusia, golden-yellow or orange depending on the region they are from. The shrub from which it grows, many consider invasive for it’s hardiness can thrive in most climates and weather systems.
This flowers properties include being antibiotic, alterative and antiemetic, which means it destroy the growth of harmful bacteria, suppress the overwhelm of nausea and the capacity to slowly restore healthy function in our body. Honeysuckle is most commonly used in treating staph infection, salmonella, colds and flus, and is effective in treating specific cancers, especially breast cancer. This flowers energetic is sweet, bitter and cold and a normal dose is somewhere between 9-15 grams.