Magnolia Bark is a type of aromatic herb that is used in TCM. It is known for its bitter and spicy taste, and is considered to be warm in temperature. It is often used to help move and regulate the flow of qi (a concept in TCM that refers to the body's vital energy) and to alleviate stagnation, which can cause discomfort and other symptoms. Magnolia Bark is also believed to help warm the body's core, clear phlegm (a type of mucus), and regulate the downward flow of qi. It is often used to help calm wheezing and other respiratory issues.
Magnolia Bark is typically associated with the Large Intestine, Lung, Spleen, and Stomach meridians (a concept in TCM that refers to pathways in the body through which qi is believed to flow). It is generally recommended to use Magnolia Bark in doses of 3-9 grams. However, it should be used with caution during pregnancy.