Magnolia Bark ( 厚朴 ) ...Chinese Herb...
of Plant Used
Bitter, acrid, aromatic
Spleen, Stomach, Lungs, Large Intestine
This herb is used in formulas to treat abdominal bloating, flatulence, nausea,
diarrhea, and indigestion (TCM: dampness and stagnation); also used in formulas
to treat asthma and coughing, and to break up congestion caused by excessive
phlegm that accompanies wheezing.
Usages and Functions
Moves Qi, transforms dampness and resolves stagnation; warms and transforms
phlegm and directs rebellious Qi downward.
Formulas Used In
Agastache; Apricot Seed and Linumj Bupleurum, Inula, and Cyperus.
Use cautiously during pregnancy. Do not use with Yin- or Qi-deficiency imbalances.
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