Magnolia Tree In Chinese Medicine
See magnolia flower for the functions of the flowers and buds.
Magnolia tree in chinese medicine. The magnolia tree magnolia officinalis known as houpu in chinese medicine is found in southeast asia. Magnolia in chinese herbalism magnolias are a source of chinese herbal materials that are widely used internationally. See magnolia tree for the functions of the bark and roots. In the chinese medicine materia medica the bark of the magnolia tree is called hou pu.
Hou pu is the highly aromatic bark stripped from the stems branches and roots of the magnolia tree. Magnolia bark is a natural remedy said to offer a range of health benefits. Magnolia bark contains honokiol a natural compound that acts as a phytoestrogen. It was traditionally used to treat gastrointestinal gi disorders anxiety depression nervous disorders asthma and allergic diseases.
Magnolia flowers and buds have a long tradition in chinese medicine for treating nasal congestion whitening skin and calming toothaches. Chuan pu chinese magnolia choon pok magnolia hou pu magnolier officinal properties anti allergic anti asthmatic anti bacterial anti fungal anti septic anti spasmodic anti stress anxiolytic aphrodisiac appetiser digestive diuretic emmenagogue expectorant ophthalmic stomachic tonic warming. Magnolia tree huo po botanical name. Magnolia herbal use for digestion in chinese medicine in the chinese medicine materia medica the bark of the magnolia tree is called hou pu.
Magnolia is a large genus of about 210 flowering plant species in the subfamily magnolioideae of the family magnoliaceae. The traditional chinese medicine has been using magnolia liliflora flower extracts for centuries to manage rhinitis or stuffy nose and the headaches associated with sinusitis says phyllis a. It is named after french botanist pierre magnol. There are two basic materials of frequent application.
Balch in the book prescription for nutritional healing a study published in the august 2009 edition of the chinese journal of integrated traditional and western medicine has also revealed that flos. Magnolia flower hou po hua xin yi botanical name. Long used in traditional chinese medicine magnolia bark is sourced from magnolia officinalis a tree native to china.