Magnolia officinalis, Medicinal Magnolia

Magnolia officinalis

Medicinal Magnolia
Family: Magnoliaceae
USDA Zone: 5-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Fragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

With its large leaves and huge flowers this bush size medicinal Magnolia is a marvelous indoor and garden plant. It lives in lime stone mountains and can take long draught and mild frost in winter. As a young plant this Magnolia prefers light shade and makes a good indoor plant. Magnolia bark is a traditional Chinese medicine used since 100 A.D. for treating "stagnation of qi" (low energy) as well as a variety of syndroms, such as digestive disturbances caused by emotional distress and emotional turmoil. Intestinal relaxant, analgesic, diuretic.

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