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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The JTTZ formula was composed of 8 herbs, including Luhui (Aloe vera), Huanglian (Coptis chinensis), Zhimu (Rhizoma Anemarrhenae), Hongqu (red yeast rice), Kugua (Momordica charantia), Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza), Wuweizi (Schisandra chinensis), and Ganjiang (dried ginger).
Compound Wumei Powder (CWP) is comprised of Wumei (Prunus mume, dried fruit of Prunus mume (Siebold and Zucc.)) and Wuweizi (Fructus Schisandrae, dried fruit of Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill.) equally.
Wuzhi tablet (WZ) is a preparation of an ethanol herb extract of Wuweizi (Schisandra sphenanthera), which contains 7.5 mg Schisantherin A per tablet.
Tianmai Xiaoke Pian or TMXKP (Hebei Fuge Pharmacy Co., Ltd) is a traditional Chinese medicine tablet, comprised of chromium picolinate (1.6 mg per tablet, 200 [micro]g elemental chromium), Tianhuafen (Radix Trichosanthis, snake gourd root), Maidong (Radix Ophiopogonis, dwarf lily turf tuber), and Wuweizi (Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis, Chinese magnoliavine fruit) [7].
Wuweizi has been utilized as a sedative and tonic to treat various diseases such as chronic cough and dyspnea, nocturnal emission, spermatorrhea, enuresis, and frequent urination and could also be used as flavouring agent of foods [8].
The representatives are Wolfberry fruit (GOUJIZI), Lingustrum lucidum Ait (NUZHENZI), Rehmannia root (DIHUANG), Schisandra chinensis (Turcs) Bail (WUWEIZI), Ophiopogen japonica (Thunb) Ker-Gawl (MAIMENDONG), and Scrophularia ningpoensis Hemsl (XUANSHEN).
The Chinese herbs Mahuang, Xixin, Wuweizi, and Gancao are the key components of Xiao-Qing-Long-Tang (XQLT) and have exhibited suppressive effects on airway inflammation and airway remodeling in animal models of asthma [17-19].
We recently reported that Wuzhi tablet (WZ), a preparation of the ethanol extract of Wuweizi (Schisandra sphenanthera), had significant effects on blood concentrations of Tacrolimus (FK506) in renal transplant recipients and rats.
BYF components were comprised of 15 g Huang Qi (Radix Astragali), 15 g Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng), 15 g Shanzhuyu (Fructus Corni), and 9g Wuweizi (Fructus Schisandrae).
The fruit of Schisandra chinensis, namely "Wuweizi" in China, is a well-known herbal medicine and health food.
SMI contains the following herbs: Renshen (Radix Ginseng; Ginseng), Maidong (Radix Ophiopogonis; Dwarf Lilyturf Tuber), and Wuweizi (Fructus schisandrae chinensis; Chinese Magnoliavine Fruit).
Wuzhi tablet (WZ) is a preparation of an ethanol extract of Wuweizi (Schisandra sphenanthera), which contains 7.5 mg Schisantherin A per tablet.