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Hou Po

Magnolia Bark | 厚朴
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SKU M3380

Ingredient: Magnolia bark (hou pu).

FUNCTIONS: Breaks qi stagnation, dries dampness, removes fullness, descends qi downward, reduces inflammation.*

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Mandarin: 厚朴
Pin-Yin: Hou Po
English: Magnolia Bark
Korean: 후박
Romaji: Koboku
Kanji: 厚朴
Kampo: No



Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Magnoliae officinalis Cortex


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Bitter, acrid, warm

Channels Entered:

  • Large intestine, lung, spleen, stomach

Herb Actions:

  • Promotes the circulation of qi and resolves stagnation
  • Promotes movement of qi downward
  • Reduces phlegm and calms wheezing
  • Aids treatment of food stagnation


  • Not recommended for those who are pregnant

Commonly Found In:

  • Apricot Seed & Linum Formula, Pogostemon/Agastache Formula, Pinellia & Magnolia Combination, etc.

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