Magnolia Flower (Xinyi)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Flos Magnoliae|
|Botanical Name:||Magnolia biondii Pamp.
Magnolia denudata Desr.
Magnolia Sprengeri flower
|Common Name:||Magnolia flower|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The flower buds are gathered in the early spring and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent and warm|
|Meridian:||Lung and stomach|
|Functions:||To promote qi circulation
To dry dampness
To descend rebellious qi and relieve asthma
To resolve retention of food
|Indications and Combinations:||Rhinorrhea manifested as nasal obstruction, headache, runny nose and loss of smell.
*For the cold-type of Rhinorrhea followed by white, dilute and profuse nasal discharge, use with Asarum herb (Xixin), Dahurian angelica root (Baizhi) and Xanthium fruit (Cang'erzi).
*For the heat-type of Rhinorrhea with yellow, thick and scanty nasal discharge, use with Mentha (Bohe) and Scutellaria root (Huangqin).
|Cautions:||Overdosing causes redness of eyes and dizziness.|