Magnolia officianalis (Hou Po)
Atmospheric energy: warm
Flavor: acrid, bitter, aromatic
Meridians: Spleen, Lung Stomach and Large Intestine
Tonic actions: Digestant, carminative
Magnolia bark has been used as a traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine for the treatment of anxiety, stroke, gastrointestinal complaints, and inhibits the growth of leukemia cells. According to Dana Farber/Harvard Medical School, honokiol, the active constituent of magnolia has the potential for significant efficacy in CLL (which reduces leukemia cells).