INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Flos Magnoliae
Common English: Magnolia Flower
Yulan Magnolia Bud
Biond Magnolia Flower Bud
Sprenger Magnolia Flower Bud
Herbs that Release the Exterior: Warm Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior (Wind-Cold Diaphoretics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
(Slightly Astringent)
Warm
(Slightly Warm)
Lung
Stomach
2-10g
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Expels Wind-Cold and unblocks the nasal passages

Nasal obstruction or congestion, pain, discharge, lack of smell sinus problems and related headache due to Wind-Cold

With appropriate herbs for any nasal or sinus condition

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency with Heat signs.
  • Contraindicated for those with Liver Yang Rising.
  • Contraindicated for those with nasal congestion due to Wind-Cold invasion who are Qi Deficient.
  • Contraindicated for those with headache from Blood Deficiency with accumulated Fire.
  • Contraindicated for those with toothache from Stomach Fire.
  • Overdose may cause dizziness or red eyes.
  • Avoid prolonged use.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Hb. Asari
Xi Xin
Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae
Bai Zhi

Fr. Xanthii
Cang Er Zi

Fr. Xanthii
Cang Er Zi
Hb. Asari
Xi Xin
Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae
Bai Zhi

Improves the efficacy of Xin Yi

Strongly unblocks nasal obstruction and sinus headache due to Wind-Cold or Wind-Heat for sinusitis and rhinitis with loss of sense of smell

Wind-Cold nasal obstruction and sinus headache with greater effect

Fr. Xanthii
Cang Er Zi
Gypsum Fibrosum
Shi Gao
Hb. Menthae Haplocalycis
Bo He
(Rx. Scutellariae)
(
Huang Qin)

Fr. Xanthii
Cang Er Zi
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua
Hb, Siegesbeckiae
Xi Xian Cao

Hb. Menthae Haplocalycis
Bo He
Rx. Scutellaria
Huang Qin
Fol. Mori
Sang Ye

Heat patterns

Frontal sinusitis

Heat type rhinorrhea

Hb. Asari
Xi Xin

Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae
Bai Zhi

Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng

Hb. Asari
Xi Xin

Rz. Zingiberis
Gan Jiang
Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata
Zhi Fu Zi

Lifts and spreads the clear Qi while unblocking the nasal orifices to treat headache and sinus distention, nasal congestion and thick nasal discharge due to Wind-Cold

With cooling herbs, for Wind-Heat

Nasal obstruction with clear nasal discharge due to Wind-Cold

Wind-Cold Attacking the Lungs and Stomach with continuous, clear, watery nasal discharge

Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii
Qiang Huo
Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng

Hb. Asari
Xi Xin

Gypsum Fibrosum
Shi Gao

Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang

Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi
Rx. Scrophulariae
Xuan Shen
Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae
Chuan Bei Mu
Rx. Bupleuri
Chai Hu

Sinusitis or rhinitis due to Cold

Chronic sinusitis or rhinitis due to Damp-Heat

Sinusitis or rhinitis due to Heat

Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Gypsum Fibrosum
Shi Gao
Rz. Cimicifugae
Sheng Ma

 

 

Sinusitis or rhinitis with Lung Heat

 

 

  1. This is the primary herb for treating sinus problems.
  2. It is the furry unopened flower bud.
  3. It is usually combined with Pueraria Ge Gen and other Wind expelling herbs.
  4. The essential oil can be inhaled for quick relief of sinus congestion.
  5. This herb has a quite strong anti-fungal action on the skin and can be used as a facial cream for chloasma.
  6. Daoists say this herb adds years to one's life span.
  7. Dry-fried Magnolia Flower Chao Xin Yi has the hairs which irritate the throat removed.