Collection: Magnolia Officinalis

The Latin officinalis refers to the storeroom of a monastery where medicine was kept and is used to classify plants of medical value. A stately tree, Magnolia officinalis has large flowers up to a foot across which can range from white to purple in color. It can be found growing wild in its native China, where its bark, referred to as hou po, has been known for over 2000 years as an herbal medicine. This aromatic herb is stripped from the stems and branches and is often used for invigorating digestive energy.

Magnolia Officinalis