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  • n. An organic compound (a dimer of allyl phenol) found in Magnolia grandifloris, used in traditional Japanese medicine as an as an anxiolytic, anti-thrombotic, anti-depressant, anti-emetic, and anti-bacterial. Used in Western medicine as a potent anti-tumorigenic and neurotrophic compound.


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  • Two compounds, called "magnolol" and "honokiol", which occur naturally in MBE, are responsible for the ingredient's germ-killing properties.


  • In conclusion, the researchers discovered that (a) the ethanolic extract of houpu had 20\% greater antimicrobial activities against M. smegmatis than streptomycin; (b) the boiled extract of houpu demonstrated comparable activities to streptomycin (c) the synergism of magnonol and honokiol had comparable effects to those of streptomycin; (d) the aerial parts of rodent tuber had antimicrobial activities against S. aureus.

    Chinalyst - China blogs in English

  • These results suggest a new discovery of synergism between magnolol and honokiol.

    Chinalyst - China blogs in English

  • It was reported that magnolol and honokiol exhibited antibacterial activities against methicillin-resistant S. aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci - the "Super Bug".

    Chinalyst - China blogs in English


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