Also known as
Magnolia total magnolols, honokiol
Magnolia officianalis is the premier herb in the Traditional Chinese system of Medicine for reducing stress & anxiety while promoting the activities of the parasympathetic (rest & digest) nervous system.
Pure biphenol extract of Magnolia officinalis, standardized to a 90% total magnolol content with a 45% total being honokiol.
Recommended amount per dose is 250-500 mg, or a half full to full size '00' capsule.
Magnolia is one tool that no herbalist should be without. Most effective in times of stress or anxiety, Magnolia has been shown to behave as a positive allosteric modulator of the benzodiazapine site which reduces the amount of GABA needed to activate the GABA(A) receptor. Magnolia also increases the expression of the alpha GABA receptors & has barbituate type effects. Outside of the potent GABAnergic effects, Magnolia may reduce the secretion of adrenaline from the adrenal glands, antagonize NMDA receptors thus reducing seizure threshold, & enhance cholinergic neurotransmission, specifically of the muscarinic subtype, strengthening the parasympathetic nervous system.
Magnolia may lower blood pressure and increase the effects of sedatives. It should not be mixed with potent sedatives or alcohol as additive effects may occur. May cause drowsiness. Do not operate a motor vehicle or other machinery after ingesting.
Do not consume without knowing an accurate dosage. A milligram scale is highly recommended.
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