Named after the French botanist Pierre Magnol this tall tree belongs to the Magnoliaceae family. This tree can reach a height of approximately 25m. They can be deciduous blooming before the leaves appear, perennial or semi-evergreen. East-Asia, Himalayas and Central and North America are its homelands. These exotic looking trees with their sensual white and pink flowers are the main attraction of any garden.
The liquid is light yellowish-brown in color. The flowery fragrance is escorted by lemon and vanilla scents resulting in an uplifting precious aroma associated to purity prosperity and meditation.
The sensual magnolia flowers undergo the process of steaming in order to deliver this precious essential oil
The chemical composition specific to this absolute consequently offering this wonderful and sensual fragrance is:
Isobornyl acetate 16.6%
Methyl myristate 15.3%
2Z,6E –farnesol 15%
2E,6E -farnesol 12.5
Known as an aphrodisiac fragrance is commonly associated to fertility and prosperity having calming and relaxing effects if used in aromatherapy.
Medicinal use: The floral aroma is useful to fight against infections and skin conditions being used for more than 2000 years in the Chinese medicine.
Scars, acne and skin injuries caused by sun exposure are only some of the problems that can be solved by this plant. Respiratory issues like coughs or colds and the pains associated to them can also be alleviated if this absolute is at hand to be used. Pains associated to rheumatism can also be treated or at least lessened. Pregnant women or breast feeding mothers should not use it. However, it is advisable to ask the advice of a specialist before using it as a remedy.
Culinary uses: Magnolia leaves are used to wrap or cook food in some parts of Japan.