The appliable parts of magnolis are the flower bud and bark. Magnolia is indigenous to North America. Magnolia has a variety of other common names such as Beaver Tree, Holly Bay, Indian Bark, White Laurel, White Bay, Sweet Bay, Swamp Laurel, and Swamp Sassafras.
Magnolia contains active constituents such as magnolol, dihydroxydihdromagnolol, honokiol, and dihydrohonokiol. Magnolol has been associated with a variety of beneficial effects on the central nervous system, muscles, antiplatelets, and more. All of the active constituents help enhance health.
It has been used for digestive disorders, as a laxative, an anti-inflammatory, a stimulant, and to promote sweating. Traditionally, Magnolia Bud has been used for nasal congestion, runny nose, common cold, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and headache. The flower bud can also be used topically.