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Introduction To Magnolia Bark (hou po) 









Magnolia Bark (hou po)

Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis


Properties: Pungent and bitter in flavour, warm in nature, it acts on the spleen, stomach, lung and large intestine channels. The pungent flavour is dispelling, and the bitter flavour is purging. The herb possesses the properties of warm and dryness, so it is good at promoting Qi circulation, relieving dampness, relieving food stagnancy and abdominal distension. It is indicated for stagnation and fullness of the middle-jiao, phlegm-dampness retention in lung, stomach and intestines with dyspnea, as well as food stagnancy in stomach and intestine, stagnation of Qi and abdominal diatension.

Effects: Eliminating dampness, resolving fullness, promoting Qi circulation, relieving food stagnancy, clearing away phlegm and relieving asthma.


1. For treating food retention in middle-jiao, poor appetite, oppressive chest and greasy tongue coating, it is often used in combination with atrctylodes rhizome and tangerine peel for augmentation of functions of eliminating dampness and enhancing appetite and digestion.

2. For treating food and Qi stagnancy, abdominal ditension, or constipation due to heat accumulation, it is used in combination with the drugs for relieving stagnancy of indigested food, and abdominal distension, purging away heat and relieving constipation, such as rhubarb, immature bitter orange.

3. For treating the excess of phlegm-dampness in interior, phlegm stasis in the airway, abundant expectoration, cough and asthma, it is used in combination with the drugs for resolving phlegm, relieving cough and asthma, such as pinella tuber, tangerine peel and apricot kernel.

Dosage and Administration: 3-10g.





For the convenience of customers, we offer the Magnolia Bark (hou po) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 6 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Magnolia Bark (hou po) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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