Magnolia Bark ( 厚朴 ) ...Chinese Herb...
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Part 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.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Moves Qi, transforms dampness and resolves stagnation; warms and transforms phlegm and directs rebellious Qi downward.
Common Formulas Used In
Agastache; Apricot Seed and Linumj Bupleurum, Inula, and Cyperus.
Cautions in Use
Use cautiously during pregnancy. Do not use with Yin- or Qi-deficiency imbalances.
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