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schisandra

an herb that is native to China, Russia, and Korea.
uses It is used for GI disorders, for liver protection, and as a tonic and may have some efficacy.
contraindications It should not be used during pregnancy and lactation, in children, or in those with known hypersensitivity to this plant.

schisandra

(skĭ-zan′dră)
The magnolia vine, a shrub whose berry is used in Eastern Asia as a traditional medicine for a variety of diseases and conditions of the immune system and of the liver.

schisandra (sh·sanˑ·dr),

n Latin name:
Schisandra chinesis; parts used: fruit, stems, kernels; uses: antioxidant, immunostimulant, hepa-toprotection, athletic performance, chemoprevention, respiratory complaints, liver conditions, kidney con-ditions; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, possible CNS depression. Also called
fructus schizandrae, gomishi, magnolia vine, omicha, schizandra, TJN-101, or
wu-wei-zu.
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