Synonyms—Beaver Tree, Sweet Magnolia, White Bay, Swamp Sassafras, White or Red Laurel.
- The powdered bark. Dose, from one-half to one dram, five or six times a day.
- Infusion, wine-glassful.
- Tincture from one-half to two drams.
Therapy—In the treatment of intermittent fevers, after the active stage has passed, magnolia has been used. It is not an agent for inflammatory conditions, but restores the tone of the gastro-intestinal tract, which has been lost through the persistence of prostrating fevers, or active malarial conditions. In chronic rheumatism, accompanied with prostration, and loss of appetite, with mal assimilation, the remedy may be used to advantage. It is not an active remedy, but one that has a few enthusiastic advocates.
The American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy, 1919, was written by Finley Ellingwood, M.D.
It was scanned by Michael Moore for the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.