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The aromatic bark of Magnolia officinalis has natural antimicrobial properties, and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for many centuries, where it is known as ‘Houpu’. We use this in our oral care products to support oral health.
Magnolia officinalis is a species of Magnolia native to China. These deciduous trees grow to around 20 meters tall, with broad oval leaves and large white fragrant flowers. The bark is harvested during spring months, softened with steam, then rolled and dried. It has a bitter taste, and contains many components with useful pharmacological properties.
Botanical name: Magnolia officinalis
Other names: Houpo, Houpu; Extract of the bark of magnolia officinalis, magnoliaceae
Chemical class: Botanical Products and Botanical Derivatives
Main constituents: Magnolol and Honokiol (lignans)
Poivre, M., & Duez, P. (2017). Biological activity and toxicity of the Chinese herb Magnolia officinalis Rehder & E. Wilson (Houpo) and its constituents. Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B, 18(3), 194–214. https://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.B1600299
Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2021-09-10. (temperate.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Magnolia+officinalis)