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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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Hot Tea : Due to the licorice and schizandra berries, Loving Energy tastes delicious and can be added to hot water and consumed as a hot tea or add to any tea of your choice.
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ESP-102, a standardized combined extract of Angelica gigas, Saururus chinensis and Schizandra chinensis, significantly improved scopolamine-induced memory impairment in mice.
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Others boost energy and fitness levels or help you relax with exotic botanical extracts including schizandra ( a Chinese tonic herb which increases zest for life.
The drink is sold as a 'dietary supplement' and contains extracts of damiana (with the interesting botanical name of Turnera aphrodisiaca), ginseng and schizandra, a Chinese berry.
Other adaptogens include Ashwaganda, Schizandra, and Dong quai.
If your skin is dry (not just on your face), a more suitable herb would be Schizandra, traditionally used by the Chinese as a beauty and memory tonic.
The latest additions are Sky (passion fruit blended with guarana, panax, ginseng, and schizandra, promoted to enhance stamina) and Altitude (persimmon, ginseng, astragalus, and echinachea, for rejuvenation).
Maker's description and claims: A clear and sparkling energy drink with real lemon juice and peach flavour mixed with a blend of wolfberry, guarana and schizandra extracts.