12 Days of Plant Medicine: On the Tenth Day
In the spirit of the holiday season, we’re offering 12 Days of Plant Medicine. Get to know some of the natural adaptogens and herbs that come together to create our incredible experiences.
We Give You…Magnolia
A powerhouse in traditional Chinese medicine, Magnolia is renowned for soothing stress, promoting sleep, and restoring your inner glow. With beguiling flowers and aromatic bark, the Magnolia tree (specifically Magnolia officinalis) hails from an ancient botanical lineage and boasts many unusual characteristics, having evolved millions of years before the advent of bees. (Some Magnolias are actually pollinated by beetles.)
Known as “houpu” in the Chinese pharmacopoeia, Magnolia bark is a rich source of bioactive agents – notably the biphenolic compounds magnolol and honokiol, both of which activate cannabinoid receptors in the brain. Magnolol in particular holds immense promise: in the bloodstream, it is naturally metabolized into an even more potent version, tetrahydromagnolol, whose properties are only beginning to be explored. Recent research has also investigated Magnolia’s potential for preventing seizures, enhancing memory, aiding digestion, inhibiting weight gain, and even attacking cancer cells.
On the first day we gave you L-theanine.
On the second day we gave you Damiana.
On the third day we gave you Caffeine.
On the fourth day we gave you Theobromine.
On the fifth day we gave you Galangal.
On the sixth day we gave you Muira Puama and Catuaba.
On the seventh day we gave you Corydalis.
On the eighth day we gave you Ashwagandha.
On the ninth day we gave you Rhodiola.
What are we bringing for the eleventh day? An ancient medicine for modern times that helps cannabis work even better.