(Natural Herbs) Magnolia

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Magnolia Scientific Names and Common Names,Magnolia Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Magnolia Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Natural Herbs) Magnolia


Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Uses | Formulas or Dosages | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Magnolia glauca L. Magnoliaceae Magnolia family

Common Names

Beaver tree
Holly bay
Indian bark
Red bay
Red Laurel
Swamp laurel
Swamp sassafras
Sweet bay
Sweet magnolia
White bay
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Parts Usually Used

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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Magnolia is an evergreen tree; it has smooth, ash-colored bark and soft, leathery leaves which are alternate, elliptical, glossy bright green on op, and pale underneath. The large, distinctive flowers are cream-colored and appear from May to August.

Other varieties: Cucumber Magnolia (M. acuminata); Sweetbay (M. virginiana); (M. tripetata); (M. lilifora); (M. conspicua) known to the Chinese as Hsin-i; and (M.officinalis).
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Where Found

Found in the Atlantic and Gulf coast states.
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Medicinal Properties

Astringent, diaphoretic, febrifuge, stimulant, tonic, aromatic, antiperiodic
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Magnolia bark is good for dyspepsia, heart trouble, high blood pressure, dysentery, diarrhea, intermittent fever, rheumatism, erysipelas, and other skin diseases. It can be made into a douche for leukorrhea. Some people have been cured of the tobacco habit by drinking magnolia bark tea. Magnolia bark can be substituted for Peruvian bark, as a safer remedy. It can do the work of quinine with no after effects. This herb can be taken for long periods without any ill effects.
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Formulas or Dosages

Gather the bark in spring and summer.

Decoction: use 1 tsp. bark with 1 cup water. Take 1 cup a day.

For external use, simmer 1 tbsp. bark in 1 pint water for 10 minutes.
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, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, by Jethro Kloss; Back to Eden Publishing Co., Loma Linda, CA 92354, Original copyright 1939, revised edition 1994

, compiled by Shih-Chen Li, Georgetown Press, San Francisco, California, 1973.

, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

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, by Penelope Ody, Dorling Kindersley, Inc, 232 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, First American Edition, copyright 1993

, by Alma R. Hutchens, Shambala Publications, Inc., Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, 1973

, by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D., O.M.D., Lotus Press, PO Box 325, Twin Lakes. WI 53181., Copyright 1988, published 1992

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, edited by William H. Hylton, Rodale Press, Inc. Emmaus, PA, 18049., 1974

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