HOU PO (厚朴)

HOU PO (厚朴)

Magnoliae Officinalis Cortex (厚朴) is the dried stem bark, root bark or branch bark of Magnolia officinalis Rehd. et Wils. or M. officinalis Rehd. et Wils. var. biloba Rehd. et Wils. family Magnoliaceae.

Other name   
Houpo (Chinese name), Official Magnolia Bark



Traditional Chinese Medicine action
Bitter, pungent; warm. Enter spleen, stomach, lung and large intestine channels.


1.  Houpo: Dry dampness and resolve phlegm, direct qi downward to disperse fullness. 


2.  Jianghoupo: More potent in disperse fullness, harmonize stomach.


Usage and dosage  3-10 g, decoction for oral use.

* Contraindication and precaution *  
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