In China and Japan, the aromatic bark contains two compounds, that has a calming effect s “- “ magnolol” as an anti-depressant and “honokiol “:as an anti-anxiety properties. Magnolia bark also may have been shown to reduce allergic and asthmatic reactions.
The bark of this tree is diuretic, thus magnolia can treat upper respiratory tract infections, bronchial problems, colds, rheumatism and gout
In parts of Japan, the leaves of magnolia obovata “, are used for wrapping food and as cooking ingredients.
Magnolia has attracted the interest of the dental research community because magnolia bark extract, inhibits many of the bacteria responsible for peiodontal desease. Magnolol inhibits the action of enzyme in the formation of bacterial plaque.
Scented Teas- Magnolia flowers are steeped with green tea, black tea or oolong tea to make scented tea.
Symbolism- The magnolia symbolizes sweetness, beauty, and love of nature
MAGNOLIA ESSENTIAL OILS
When it comes to fast and almost immediate relief from stress, anxiety and depression— nothing compares to Magnolia Extract, which comes in a perfect form from nature, the magnolia tree.
The sweet aroma of the magnolia flowers is the best feature of the magnolia essential oil. The essence of this oil is an effective solution to various health problems. It is absorbed into the circulatory system via absorption through the skin or mucous membranes
A few aromateraphy methods
1 - Inhalation – add 3-4 drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming hot water. Breathe in the steam for a few minutes with a towel draped over your head and cover the bowl- to capture the steam with the essences
2-massage – use 15 to 20 drops of pure essential oil in 1 ounce of any massage oil base. This is one of the most relaxing and therapeutic way to receive the aromatherapy benefits of the oils, along with the detoxification of the body and the stimulation of the entire circulatory system.
Alternatively, you can add 1 teaspoon of golden jojoba or milk as the carrier oil of choice, to protect the skin from getting sensitized by the oil.
3-spray – adding 1 teaspoon of essential oils to 7 ounces of distilled water along with ( 90% ) isopropyl alcohol (to emulsify the oils) and then spray on bedding, linens, towels, and use as a room spray to deodorize and disinfect the air