Xin Yi Hua - Magnolia Flower

TCM Materia Medica

Xin Yi Hua TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "xin yi hua" which in english is Xin Yi Hua herb"magnolia flower", is categorized within the "herbs that release the exterior wind cold" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the lung and stomach channels and exhibits acrid and warm (wen) taste/temperature properties.

Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:

  • Dosage: 3-9g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Expels wind-cold
  • Sinus Headaches
  • Unblocks nasal passages

Xin Yi Hua has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid in Yin Deficiency Heat

Xin Yi Hua may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: sinus infection and/or sinusitis

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, xin yi hua is generally included in the following 5 formulas:

ViewBi Yan Wan (Nose Inflammation Tablets)

For acute or chronic rhinitis resulting from the combination of lung qi deficiency and phlegm accumulation. Runny nose, sneezing, congestion due to phlegm. Can be used to treat for general cold or …

ViewQing Bi Wan (Clear The Nose Decoction)

Sinus issues arising from damp-heat pattern in Chinese Medicine - yellow and sticky discharge, sinusitis, rhinitis acute or chronic. Sinus headache, decreased olfactory sense.  

ViewTe Xiao Bi Min Gan Wan (Specially Effective Nasal Allergy Pills)

Generally useful for a range of allergy symptoms - seasonal allergies, rhinitis, sinusitis, dry or watery eyes, sinus headaches, etc.  Can be used both as a preventative and as a symptomatic aid for …

ViewXin Yi Qing Fei Wan (Magnolia Flower Drink To Clear The Lungs)

Colds and/or allergies with heat signs (yellow mucus and/or fever, etc.). Chronic sinus congestions / issues, chronic sinusitis, chronic rhinitis, loss of smell. Nasal polyps with the right underly…

ViewXin Yi Wan (Magnolia Flower Powder)

Colds and/or allergies with cold signs (white mucus and/or no fever, etc.). Chronic sinus congestions / issues, chronic sinusitis, chronic rhinitis, loss of smell. Headaches from sinus congestion.

As noted above, xin yi hua is within the herbs that release the exterior wind cold functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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