Magnoliae officinalis

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Magnoliae officinalis Cortex (Houpo) is the dried stem bark, root bark or branch bark of Magnolia officinalis Rehd. et Wils. or Magnolia officinalis var. biloba Rehd. et Wils. (Magnoliaceae). It has been used as a TCM for more than 2000 yr for the treatment of epigastric stuffiness, vomiting and diarrhea, abdominal distention and constipation, cough and dyspnea, etc.


Jiang Y, Vaysse J, Gilard V, et al. Quality assessment of commercial Magnoliae officinalis cortex by 1HNMRbased metabolomics and HPLC methods[J]. Phytochemical Analysis, 2012, 23(4): 387-395.