Jin Yin Hua

Lonicerae Flos, Lonicera Flower

Dosage

6-15g.

Toxicity

LD50 (mice/hypodermic injection/herb extract): 53g/kg. (1)

Chemical Composition

Chlorogenic acid; Isochlorogenic acid; Ginnol; (-sitosterol; Stigmasterol; Linalool; Ethyl palmitate; Methylinoleate; Ethyl linolenate; (-cubebene; Cis-3-hexen-1-ol; (-terppineol; Geraniol; Benzylbenzoate; 2-methyl-1-butanol; Benzyl alcohol; Phenethyl alcohol; Cis-linalool oxide; Eugenol; Carvacrol; (-hederin; Sapindoside B; Caffeic acid; Luteolin; Trans-linalool oxide; Fulyotomentoside A; 1,1'-bicyclohexyl; Trans-trans-farnesol; Stimasteryl-D-glucoside; (-sitosteryl-D-glucoside; (3-methyl-2(2-pentenyl)-2-cyclopenten-1-one; (Cis-2,6,6-trimethyl-2-vinyl-5-hydroxy-tetrahydropyran. (2) , (3) , (4)

Precautions

Exercise caution when administering to patients with cold in the stomach and the spleen, and to patients of sores as yin-symptom complexes.

Pharmacology

Anti-pyretic effect

Injecting Jin Yin Hua solution can lower the temperature in rabbits of endotoxin-induced fever, and this effect can last up to four hours. (5)

Lowering the cholesterol level

Administered to mice, Jin Yin Huo can inhibit alloxan-induced increase in blood sugar. Jin Yin Hua can decrease mice's serum cholesterol level, increasing their high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol level, and therefore reducing their risk at atherosclerosis. (6)

Anti-bacterial function

Jin Yin Hua has a relatively strong inhibitory effect on a number of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, Pseudomonus aeruginosa, typhoid bacillus, Candida albicans, pyloric spirillum, and gonococcus. (7) , (8) , (9) , (10)

Counteracting activated oxygen

Experiments show that Jin Yin Hua can eliminate H2O2, and the intensity of this effect is proportional to the quantity of the herb applied. (11) , (12) , (13)

References

  1. Editorial Committee of Chinese Materia Medica. State Drug Administration of China. Chinese Materia Medica. Shanghai: Science and Techonology Press; 1998.
  2. Editorial Committee of Chinese Materia Medica. State Drug Administration of China. Chinese Materia Medica. Shanghai: Science and Techonology Press; 1998.
  3. Gao Yu Min, et al. Journal of Chinese Materia Medica. 1995;26(11):568-569.
  4. Huang Li Ying, et al. Journal of Chinese Materia Medica. 1996;27(11):645-647.
  5. Yang Lin. Zhejiang Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 1998;33(6):282.
  6. Fan Jing Qiang, et al. Guangzhou Journal of Medicine. 1998;29(3):59-62.
  7. Wang Shao Ping, et al. Journal of Popular Medicine of Chinese Ethnic Minorities. 1998;(5):40-41.
  8. Liu Teng Fei, et al. China Journal of Modern Medicine. 1998;8(6):38-39.
  9. Cao Zhi Sheng, et al. Strait Journal of Pharmacy. 1999;11(3):53-54.
  10. Feng Yan Ming, et al. Journal of Norman Bethune Medical University. 1996;22(2):150-151.
  11. Long Sheng Jing, et al. Journal of Chinese Materia Medica. 1999;30(1):40-43.
  12. Hu Li Jun, et al. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine Information. 1995;12(3):56.
  13. Zhu Qing, et al. China Journal of Experimental Recipes. 1996;2(5):5-7.