Latin Name: Lonicera periclymenum
Folk Name(s): Woodbine, Silver and Gold Flower, Goat’s Leaf.
Honeysuckle is a deciduous climbing plant that grows up to 10 m high. The leaves are opposite, simple oval, 1–10 cm long. It has white tinged with pink sweetly-scented, bell-shaped flowers that produce a sweet, edible nectar. Honeysuckle attracts moths, butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects.
Love, Money and Psychic Powers
Honeysuckle is said to protect your garden from evil.
The heady fragrance of the flowers was believed to induce dreams of love and passion.
If the bloom is brought into the house a wedding is said to follow within the year.
Honeysuckle has been burned as incense since ancient times within homes and dwellings for prosperity.
It is said that burning honeysuckle can attract and maintain financial blessings into the home.
Some believe that crushing and placing the honeysuckle flowers next to the forehead can boost the psychic powers within the mind.
The scent of honeysuckle can sharpen intuition when burned as incense or when dried and placed around the room in sachets.
Adding Honeysuckle to love magick, spells or potpourris for love will increase the spell 3 times 3.
Honeysuckle is considered good luck when grown around your home where that you can intake the aroma. Allowing Honeysuckle to grow directly on your home is also keep illness at bay.
Burning Honeysuckle as incensed will give you visions of love to come.
Making candles with honeysuckle embedded into them for money magick to increase their drawing power.
Cooling Baths, Fevers, Diarrhea, Coughs, Swollen Glands and Flu
Honeysuckle flowers and stems are used in both baths and teas to cool the body.
Made into infusions Honeysuckle will treat fevers, diarrhea and used as a diuretic.
Honeysuckle can be added to treatments for coughs and flu as well as treat swollen glands.
Decoctions made from Honeysuckle were once used to ease the effects of food poisoning.
Honeysuckle flower extracts are strongly active against several bacteria causing respiratory problems, including those that cause TB.
The Berries of honeysuckle are toxic and should not be eaten!