Latin Name: Fructus Schisandrae
English Name: Schizandra
The Used Part: Fruit&Seed
Appearance: Light yellow or brown powder
The classical treatise on Chinese herbal medicine, the Shen Nung
Pen Tsao Ching, described schisandra as a high-grade herbal drug
useful for a wide variety of medical conditions specially as a
kidney tonic and lung astringent. Chinese herbalists use schisandra
for coughs, night sweats, insomnia, thirst, and physical
Schizandrin A >1.5% HPLC
Schizandrin B >1.2% HPLC (0.5-3.5% HPLC)
Schizandrins 2-20% HPLC
Useful for the treatment of:
common cold/sore throat
Modern Chinese research suggests that lignans in schisandra
regenerate liver tissue damaged by harmful influences such as viral
hepatitis and alcohol. Lignans lower blood levels of serum glutamic
pyruvic transaminase (SGPT), a marker for infective hepatitis and
other liver disorders.
Schisandra fruit may also have an adaptogenic action, much like the
herb ginseng, but with weaker effects. Laboratory work suggests
that schisandra may improve work performance, build strength, and
help to reduce fatigue.
Schisandra fruit: 1-6 grams per day.Tincture 2-4 ml three times per
Side effects involving schisandra are uncommon but may include
abdominal upset, decreased appetite, and skin rash.
Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult
your physician before starting on any herb.
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