Honeysuckle Flowers (Lonicera japonica)
As children, we learn to suck that one precious drop of nectar from the inside of each creamsicle-colored honeysuckle blossom. As adults, we weed-whack this invasive from its vining path around our mailboxes. Then the circle comes complete, and we learn to make peace with it by making it into a tea. What a curious path it is, returning to the ancient childhood wisdom of honeysuckle’s traditional use: winding, complex, sometimes sweet, and ultimately, sense-making.
As for the dirt on why, how, and when to use this herb, it’s up to you to hit the books / browsers and do a little sleuthing of your own. We’ll be here for you if you need a hand – or an herb – to hold.