Schisandra chinensis


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Schisandra chinensis

Chinese medicine
A ligneous aromatic vine, the dried berry of which is antidiuretic, antitussive, astringent, demulcent and tonic. It is believed to have rejuvenative properties, and is used for allergic skin reactions, arrhythmias, palpitations, asthma, coughs, wheezing, dermatitis, headaches, hepatitis, infertility, insomnia, lethargy, neuralgia, nocturnal emissions, sweating, urinary frequency and vertigo.
 
Herbal medicine
Schisandra is used by Western herbologists as a tonic to increase the body’s resistance to physical and environmental stress.
 
Toxicity
Restlessness, insomnia, shortness of breath, gastritis.
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Effect of Schisandra chinensis on interleukins, glucose metabolism, and pituitary-adrenal and gonadal axis in rats under strenuous swimming exercise.
Composition and biological activity of different extracts from Schisandra sphenanthera and Schisandra chinensis.
Air dried Schisandra chinensis fruits were purchased from a herbal market (Kumho market, Seoul, Korea), and after grinding for 1 min, SC powder was boiled in distilled water (1:10) for 3 h.
One such study was carried out with mice taking ADAPT-232, a fixed combination of native extracts of Eleutherococcus senticosus, Schisandra chinensis and Rhodiola rosea, for seven consecutive days followed by a forced swimming test to exhaustion (Panossian 1999).
5 mL Paeonia lactiflora 1:2 25 mL Gymnema sylvestre 1:2 25 mL Schisandra chinensis 1:2 25 mL TOTAL 100 mL Dose 15 mL daily or 5 mL three times daily.
a) Schisandra chinensis, but not Eleutherococcus senticosus or Rhodiola rosea increased attention in the acute performance of stressful cognitive tasks.
ABSTRACT : The experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of Ligustrum lucidum (LL) and Schisandra chinensis (SC) on the growth, antioxidative metabolism and immunity of laying strain male chicks.
The company being acquired is located close to herbal planting farms, has easy access to herbal raw materials, and has the ability to process raw herbal plants including Acanthopanax for making Siberian Ginseng derived products, Isatis for making Ban Lan Gen, and Schisandra chinensis for making other traditional herbal medicines.
We have previously demonstrated that ADAPT-232, a fixed combination of adaptogenic substances derived from Eleutherococcus senticosus root extract, Schisandra chinensis berry extract, Rhodiola rosea root extract stimulated the expression and release of neuropeptide Y (NPY) and molecular chaperone Hsp72 from isolated human neurolgia cells.
Total Paeonia lactiflora 1:2 35 mL Glycyrrhiza glabra 1:1 15 mL Calendula officinalis 1:2 10 mL Schisandra chinensis 1:2 20 mL Cynara scolymus 1:2 20 mL TOTAL 100 mL Dose 7.
The fruit of Schisandra chinensis, namely "Wuweizi" in China, is a well-known herbal medicine and health food.
Schisandra chinensis and Astragalus membranaceous are Eastern herbs which have recently come into favour with Western herbalists.