Honeysuckle (Lonicera Joponica) is an edible plant that has medicinal properties. The flowers of this plant contain 12 antiseptic compounds that are active against many microorganisms that cause not only respiratory problems but sore throat, flu and pneumonia. Honeysuckle has also been burned as an incense throughout the world since ancient times. Honeysuckle is said to be a mental stimulant that has not only medicinal but magical properties.
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. The sugary and lemony scent of honeysuckle sweetens the thoughts of those who smell it, therefore triggering generosity.
Since ancient times, it is said that the sweet scent of honeysuckle works to clear the mind and work to strengthen psychic powers. 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 used as a plant, when burned as incense or when dried and placed around the room in sachets.
Honeysuckle has earned a reputation for being an herb that protects. Deer and other wild animals use honeysuckle to protect them, as the scent of the bush helps to mask their scents and the honeysuckle provides food. Honeysuckle extract also may be developed as a natural UV-absorbing agent applied to wool finishing, according to ACS Publications Online. Honeysuckle is also used in White Magic, as it is believed to protect the bonds of love with its sweet aroma.
Honeysuckle and Love
The honeysuckle flower has a reputation for being centered around love and the bonds of love due to its sweet aroma and the fact that the flower looks like two lovers intertwined. The scent of honeysuckle is said to cause dreams of love and passion. According to Mountain Rose Herbs Online, one tradition surrounding the honeysuckle is that if one brings a honeysuckle in bloom into a home, a wedding will follow within a year.