Schisandra (Schisandra chinensis) is the dehydrated mature fruits of a herb that belongs to the Schisandraceae family. Schisandra, which is known as the ultimate super berry, is widely farmed in northeastern part of China. In traditional Chinese medicine, Schisandra berry is classified as an adaptogen, an herb that regulates and normalizes the functions of the body and increases its resistance to stress. The active ingredients in schizandra include substances called Schisandrin, as well as vitamins C and E. The Chinese name Wu Wei Zi means Five-Flavored Berry, which it gets because it can taste sweet, sour, pungent, bitter, or salty. It’s been used for thousands of years to help improve mental acuity, concentration, vitality, and endurance.
- May have a therapeutic effect on the liver disease hepatitis, protect the liver, and enhance its detoxification function.
- Seems to improve concentration, attention, and speed of thinking.
- May improve systemic symptoms, such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), loss of appetite, chronic fatigue, insomnia.
- May improve erectile dysfunction (ED) and sexual function.
- May protect the kidney, lungs and lessen coughing, and sweating.
Take 1-3 teaspoons a day. Can also be blended in a smoothie.
Schisandra chinensis 10:1 extract. Contains no fillers.
There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking Schisandra during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and for people with epilepsy. Stay on the safe side and avoid using it with these conditions.
The various effects are not guaranteed and results may vary due to several factors between different people.
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