Magnolia officinalis



  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antitumor
  • Antianxiety
  • Gastroprotective
Magnolia ( Magnolia officinalis) is a plant found in parts of Asia and the Americas which has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. It contains two natural compounds isolated from the stem bark called magnolol and honokiol.

Poultry Specific Studies

TypePlant PartDosageSpecific useResultsRef
Chickensmagnolol0.25% in feedCoccidiosisMagnolol reversed the imbalance of the intestinal microbiota of sick chicks, which recovered the diversity, promoted the potential beneficial bacteria, and inhabited the potential pathogenic bacteria. May be an alternative to chemical drugs that are effective in to treating E. tenella infections.J Mo et al., 2023
Broilersbark extract0.33-0.56 mg/kgNecrotic enteritisTranscripts for antioxidant enzymes increased in chickens fed magnolia-supplemented diets compared with unsupplemented controls.S Oh et al., 2018
Hensmagnolol200-300 mg/kg of dietGI healthImproved hen performance, albumen quality of fresh and storage eggs, and hepatic lipid metabolism in the late laying cycle. Also, magnolol has a good effect on increasing villi and improving the intestinal mucosal mechanical barrier function.F Chen et al., 2020
Hensmagnolol and honokiol300 mg/kg of diet, 1:1 ratioGI healthImproved hen performance and the albumen quality of fresh and stored eggs by improving the antioxidant capacity, liver lipid metabolism, and intestinal health of laying hens.F Chen et al., 2022
Ducklingsmagnolol200 - 300 mg/kg of dietAntioxidantMagnolol additive significantly increased the villus height/crypt depth ratio of ileum, compared to the control and CS30 groups.Q lien et al., 2021