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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