Botanical Name: Western – Magnoliaceae acuminata, M. virginiana, M. grandiflora. Eastern – M. officinalis, M. liliiflora, M. denudata.
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Magnolia flowers are edible and popularly used as an essential oil to calm anxiety and support skin health. Magnolia flowers are also used to help treat asthma, colds, bronchitis, and other respiratory ailments.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, magnolia flowers have long been revered for their beauty, scent, and healing abilities. Besides their respiratory supporting functions they are also used to improve skin luster. It is considered especially useful for Expelling Damp and Calming Shen (Spirit).