Alchemica Botanica Huo Po

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Magnolia officinalis Cortex
The Magnolia Officinials tree is native to the mountains and valleys of Sichuan, Hubei and other provinces of China. For use in TCM its aromatic bark is stripped from the stems, branches, and roots. Heavy with oil, the bark has a purplish color on the inner side with a crystal like sheen, and is widely recognized for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties.

C02-extracted Hou Po delivers a bitter and sharply pungent fragrance that gradually opens into a deep, thick sweetness and warmth. Its affinities are to the earth and metal elements where it’s bitter warmth is able to descend Qi and dry dampness. And like other essential oils, Hou Po is easy to use, fast acting and cost effective

Common Uses
* To relieve stagnation and accumulation in the digestive track.
* To help control coughing and wheezing due to phlegm in the lungs.
* Practitioners sometimes combine Hou Po with Qing Pi essential oil in blends aimed at breaking up accumulations.

Major known chemical constituents: magnolol, honokiol, magnocuranine, magnoloside

Available in 5ml bottles
Alchemica Botanica was started by Evelyn Robert, L.Ac. It grew out of her deep respect for Chinese medicinal herbs developed over more than 30 years as a TCM practitioner - and chiefly inspired by Daoist Master Dr. Jeffrey Yuen whose teaching on the use of essential oils in TCM has guided practitioners into new dimensions of treatment.

From the beginning Evelyn’s search for reputable extractors in China and testing oils has been a slow but important process. She began visiting large and small extractors, distillers, and perfumers who were enthusiastic and dedicated to producing high quality essential oils from the finest authentic herbs. Her suppliers gradually fell into place – among them a factory/plantation using CO2 extraction in Guangdong Province, a small family-run steam distillery in Jiangxi Province, and a large distillery in southern China focusing on the Chrysanthemum scent.

In the end Evelyn’s persistence paid off. Alchemica Botanica TCM Essential Oils became the first line of essential oils dedicated purely to traditional Chinese herbs and substances, intended for therapeutic use in acupuncture and Chinese medicine in general. It fills a void in currently available essential oils by providing practitioners and their patients with authentic Chinese medicinal herb essences that are easy to use, fast acting and cost effective.
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