Schisandra Berry, Schisandra chinensis, Organically grown


Size: per gram (50g minimum)

organically grown in China

Schisandra Berry

Schisandra chinensis

Wu-wei-zi, Wu wei, five flavor berries, fructus schisandra.

Cautions   Schisandra's side effects are very uncommon, but may include decreased appetite, skin rash, and abdominal upset.

Please be aware that herbs, although natural can interact with certain medications, and that they may be ill advised to use under certain health conditions.  Please consult a qualified health practitioner for cautions pertinent to you.

No therapeutic claim   is made or intended for this product.  Information is for educational purposes only. 


Further interesting reading...

 Schisandra berries have useful astringent and adaptogenic properties. Schisandra berries are most commonly used to help prevent liver damage, aid in liver repair and help the liver function properly.
Ancient Chinese described the herb as a stimulant, astringent, antiseptic and many other things. They have used schisandra traditionally to heal various ailments, and lately Chinese physicians have begun to apply schisandra as a remedy for hepatitis. A number of scientific researches conducted on the herb have revealed its active ingredients that are known to have liver-protective properties.

Taking a cue from the Chinese, now even the herbal practitioners in the West have begun to realize the medicinal value of schisandra. They have hailed the herb as an effective 'adaptogen', a mediator that helps in enhancing the body's defiance against diseases, anxiety, stress, and weaknesses as well as many other devastating physical conditions. Now scientists as well as physicians emphasize that 'schisandra is highly beneficial in enhancing energy levels, refill and nurture the viscera, perk up eyesight, improve the activities of the muscles and also influence the energy cells throughout the body'. So much so, that one company marketing herbal medicines containing schisandra has claimed that their product can also prevent untimely aging. And another company claims that is product prepared from the herb not only enables people to lead a healthy and energetic life, but also increases their existence!

Among other things, schisandra is also claimed to be beneficial against premenstrual disorder. It is also said to be helpful in arousing immune protection, facilitate recuperation after surgeries, add stability to body functions, regulate the body mechanisms, shield against radiation and infections, protect against motion sickness, stabilize the blood sugar and blood pressure, provide additional energy during anxiety and tensions as well as improve the vigor. The herb also has beneficial effects in lowering cholesterol levels, protection from diseases, invigorate the RNA-DNA molecules to reconstruct cells, enhance the fitness of the adrenals as well as generate power in the body akin to that in the youthful sportsperson.


Studies regarding the properties and use of schisandra have mainly concentrated on lignans that have a distinct liver protection (anti-hepatotoxic) exploits. So far, as many as 30 various kinds of lignans have been recognized in schisandra that produce such results. Scientific investigations since 1972 have revealed that schisandra is very useful while treating liver disorders and one research has shown that remedies containing the herb are highly successful, as high as 76 percent, in healing hepatitis. And the best part of it is that the herb has no adverse actions on the human system. The herb is also proved to be an excellent remedy for arousing the nervous system. It is found to have an active role in enhancing nervous reactions as well as perking up cerebral lucidity. Berries containing lignans are also beneficial in healing gloominess and help to overcome bad temper, depression, and lack of memory. In addition, schisandra is also useful for women as it kindles the uterus and reinforces periodic tightening. According to studies, like ginseng, schisandra is also beneficial for the body to be accustomed to pressure and tension as it has adaptogenic properties.

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