Lonicera etrusca

Lonicera etrusca Santi


  • Etruscan Honeysuckle
  • Italian Honeysuckle
  • `inaban عنبان
  • el-'abhar العبهر
  • sultan el-jabal سلطان الجبل
  • zahr al-'asal زهر العسل
  • יַעֲרָה אִיטַלְקִית
  • ya'ara italqit

Climber,  Phanerophyte shrub

  • Mediterranean maquis and forest

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Lonicera etrusca Santi

Medicinal Complaints / Uses
System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used Source



Preparation/ Admin. not specified.

Not specified B
Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT)

Tonsilitis & throat inflammation

Anti-Infective, Demulcent

Boil fruit in water, cool, filter & gargle after meals & before bedtime.

Fruit Z
Oral Health

Toothache & dental caries

Analgesic, Anti-caries

Boil fruit in water, cool, filter & gargle x3/day or as needed.

Fruit Z

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Ingestion of fruits/ berries of Lonicera etrusca can cause acute intoxication thought to be due to saponines: in related species symtoms include nausea, tachycardia, vomiting, cyanosis, fever etc. Traces of alkaloids have also been found.