Also known as
Magnolia officinalis, Hou po
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.
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Bark strips or powder
Magnolia is an extremely powerful herb that strongly synergizes with other anti-anxiety herbs, potentiating the effects upwards of 300% in some cases. One to two teaspoons can be added to tea or the powder can also be encapsulated & consumed. Three size 00 capsules with a proper synergist is quite powerful. Complimentary herbs are Kukicha tea, Valerian root, Kava kava, Chamomile, & Happiness tree bark.
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.
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