Magnolia, Xin Yin Hua or Hou Pu

Magnolia grandiflora

Magnolia are one of the oldest species of trees dating back 20 million years ago in fossil findings. There are over 200 varieties that grow all over the world from East to Southeast Asia, North America, Southeastern North America and parts of South America. The buds are tightly bound and open to reveal beautiful fragrant flowers. Two of the main aromatics compound are magnolol and honokiol, which have been shown to help support healthy digestion. Magnolia helps to support a healthy stress response by modulating cortisol production and occasional anxiousness. It can be used as a sleep aid, especially if nervous tension and adrenal fatigue are causing a restless mind.

Parts Used:

flower bud and bark

Key Actions & Healing Properties:

  • Anxiolytic (anti-anxiety)
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-allergenic
  • Hormone balancing
  • Encourages detoxification and lymphatic movement
  • Relieves muscle tension
  • Promotes restful sleep and relaxation