Magnolia Herbal Remedies
Magnolia buds are a commonly-used Chinese herb for opening the nasal passages, helping to relieve nasal obstruction, congestion, and headaches. The unopened flower buds of a number of species of magnolia trees, such as Magnolia liliflora and M. denudata, are used. Magnolia buds are useful because of their effectiveness in reducing mucus discharge from the nose and opening the sinuses. The buds do not contain stimulant alkaloids like ma huang (Ephedra sinensis) and thus do not interfere with sleep or make one nervous.
Magnolia Proper Dose
|Magnolia Infusion||1-2 cups daily|
|Magnolia Tincture||1-2 droppersful 2 x daily|
Magnolia Reference Information
|Latin Name||Magnolia denudata|
|Other Names||Xin Yi Hua|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, bulk herb.|
|Affects||Digestive system, Respiratory system|
|Cautions||Contraindicated in cases of adrenal weakness, because of its drying nature.|
|Botanical Info||The fuzzy and aromatic buds of several native Chinese magnolias are collected for Xin Yi Hua.|
Bensky, D. and A. Gamble. 1986. Chinese Herbal Medicine. Seattle: Eastland Press.