Learning Herbs: Magnolia Bark
Scientific Name: Magnolia officinalis
Where is Magnolia Bark found? China
It is the bark of the houpo magnolia tree
Parts Used: Bark
What are the benefits of Magnolia Bark?
Improves sleep – can be used as a remedy for insomnia & or to improve better sleep overall.
Treats menopausal system
May reduce cavities, gum disease, and bad breath
Relieves stress and anxiety
Magnolia bark extract appears to have protective effects against many neurological conditions such as Alzheimers, stress, anxiety, mood disorders and depression.
protects against oxidation and inflammation – oxidative stress and inflammations are one cause of the chronic conditions like diabetes, cancer, heart disease and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer.
Cortisol is the primary stress hormone in your body. When the level is decreased, it decreases stress.
Has vitamin B12, D, E, Magnesium, Copper, Selenium & Zinc
Contraindications: Menopausal women taking magnolia supplements to help with insomnia, anxiety, and depression may experience constipation, breast tension, blood loss and stomach pain. Not to be used during pregnancy or lactation
How can it be used?
Magnolia Bark can be used to make a tea, long infusion or an extract. A little piece of this bark goes a long way. Take one piece of the bark and brew in hot water for about 10-15 minutes
Wash the bark before using
Recommended dose: 200-400 mg