Magnolia Flower – Xin Yi Hua

IMG_7645Magnolia Flower bud – Xin Yi Hua – Flos Magnoliae Liliflorae

properties: acrid, slightly warm

channels entered: Lung

Expels wind and opens the nasal passages: used for nasal obstruction or congestion, sinus problems, and related headaches.

My Magnolia flowers just opened up today!

Note: there are over 100 Magnolia varieties, and many don’t grow this far north in Vermont. This is not the main species uses in Chinese medicine, but a cross between Magnolia liliiflora ‘Reflorescens’ and Magnolia stellata ‘Waterlily.’ It’s as close as I could get for now.

Xin Yin Hua is the fuzzy bud. The bark, Hou Po, and the flower, Hou Po Hua, of the Magnolia officinalis are also used in Chinese Medicine.


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