How Magnolia Bark Can Help You Get Better Sleep

My grandparents had a magnolia tree in their front yard that would bloom in the spring and summer, producing the most amazing white flowers.  The flowers have wonderful scent.   When I got old enough to start working, I got a job at a health food store.  One day we had a training with a company that produced a magnolia bark supplement, designed to help you relax.   I always thought to myself how interesting that my grandparents had this healing tree in their yard yet, they had no idea of its healing benefits.  


What Can Magnolia Do For You and Your Sleep?

Magnolia bark has the ability to relax the body.  As the body relaxes it makes getting to sleep much easier.  

Magnolia Bark helps the body produce more GABA, an amino acid that boosts the mood and helps when you go to bed and find your mind racing with thoughts turn those thoughts off so you can easily drift to sleep.

Magnolia bark has the ability to reduce inflammation and pain. Pain and discomfort within the body can be a source of your inability to sleep.  As you reduce the pain and inflammation you are able to relax in ways that allow for you to more easily get to sleep.

Adrenaline is a hormone produce by the adrenal glands.  the adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys.  Adrenaline is responsible for our energy.  When we are over stressed in our lives or consume stimulants such as caffeine and sugar, it can stress the adrenal glands and cause them to over produce adrenaline.   Excessive amounts of adrenaline can lead to stress and even cause the blood pressure to go up.  This can be dangerous if you already have high blood pressure.  Magnolia bark can help block excessive amounts of adrenaline from coursing through your body, which can keep your stress down and your blood pressure at a more healthy pressure.  

Now you know how magnolia bark can help your sleep.  You may want to consider one of our great products that contains magnolia bark.   You can find magnolia bark in August Moon Sleep Support



Written By

Justin Southworth

Founder and Chief Creative Officer at August Moon Organics