Magnolia Bark

Review Magnolia Bark Forms and Sizes Below

Common Name:   Magnolia Bark, Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis, Saiboku-to, Holly Bay, Indian Bark, Magnolia Officinalis Bark
Botanical Name:    Magnolia officinalis; Cortex
Chinese / Pin Yin Name:  Hou Po, Houpo

Magnolia bark has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine for its numerous health benefits. Whether you're looking to improve your sleep, reduce stress, or support digestive health, magnolia bark might be the natural remedy you've been searching for.

When To Use Magnolia Bark:

  • Stress Relief: Magnolia bark is known for its calming properties, making it a great choice for those dealing with stress and anxiety.
  • Improved Sleep: If you struggle with insomnia or have trouble falling asleep, magnolia bark can help promote relaxation and better sleep quality.
  • Digestive Support: Magnolia bark can aid in digestive issues such as bloating, gas, and indigestion.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Benefits: It has anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce inflammation in the body.

Health Benefits of Magnolia Bark:

  • Anxiolytic Effects: Magnolia bark can help reduce anxiety and promote a sense of calm.
  • Antioxidant Properties: It contains compounds that act as antioxidants, protecting cells from damage.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Effects: Magnolia bark can help reduce inflammation in the body, which is beneficial for overall health.
  • Anti-Microbial Properties: It has antimicrobial properties that may help fight off various pathogens.

Nutrients Found in Magnolia Bark:

Nutrient Function
Honokiol and Magnolol Have anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory effects
Phenolic Compounds Act as antioxidants, protecting cells from damage
Magnesium Supports nerve function and muscle relaxation
Calcium Important for bone health and muscle function




In conclusion, magnolia bark is a versatile herb with an array of health benefits. Whether you're looking to destress, improve sleep, or support digestion, incorporating magnolia bark into your wellness routine could be a beneficial addition. 
Magnolia Bark Dosage: Consult your healthcare provider for your correct dose.
Magnolia Bark Precautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do not take in large doses or long term.  Do not use with barbiturates.

Magnolia Bark Benefits & Information

Magnolia Bark is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb to dry dampness, move the Qi and relieve labored breathing.  Magnolia Bark may promote a positive mental state, benefit dental health, support healthy menstruation and menopause, benefit digestion and supports respiratory health.
Magnolia Bark Properties:  Bitter, Pungent, Warm
Magnolia Bark Channels / Meridians:  Large Intestine, Lung, Spleen, Stomach

Herbs That Combine with Hou Po

Pinellia Rhizome     Ginger     Horny Goat Weed     Cnidium     Schisandra


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