Xin Yi Hua


Xin Yi Hua in TCM:

Explore the properties of Xin Yi Hua according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: magnolia flower, biond magnolia flower bud, sprenger magnolia flower bud, yulan magnolia flower bud
Pharmacuetical Name: Flos Magnoliae
Properties: acrid, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: LU, ST

Flavors: pungent

Special Properties:
disperses cold, disperses wind

Actions / Indications:
  • Expels wind cold and unblocks nasal passages (wind-cold headaches, any nasal congestion, nasal discharge, loss of sense of smell, sinus headaches)
  • (cc: heat from yin deficiency)

    Special Notes:
  • Pharmacologically Xin Yi Hua has a direct effect on the nasal mucosa. Topical application of essential oil has been associated w/ a reduction of mucous secretion, reduction of inflammation, and relief of nasal obstruction.
  • Often paired with Cang Er Zi.