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