• Chinese Herb 金银花 “Honeysuckle Flower” could fight flu

The Telegraph  reports on 7th Oct 2014 that Trials showed that Chinese Herbs , Honeysuckle Flower, could be effective against several variants of flu which have caused major public health scares in recent years .

According to the study held by Nanjing University ,drinking honeysuckle tea could help ward off flu. Boiled and drunk the Chinese herb helped suppress the effects of the influenza virus in mice, effectively acting as a “virological penicillin”, said the report in the Cell Research journal. Trials showed that it could be effective against several variants of flu which have caused major public health scares in recent years, including H1N1 “Spanish Flu” and H5N1 avian flu.

This result is the the first scientific evidence to support the old Chinese tradition of using honeysuckle to beat flu.