Simple Herbal Extracts | Schisandra



Botanical Name

Schisandra chinensis

Part Used




Traditional Information*

The Chinese name means Five Flavor Fruit. This herb is a powerful adaptogen strengthening hypothalamic/pituitary/adrenal function and normalizing nervous system and immune activity. Schisandra also acts as a mild, non habit forming stimulant and an anti-hepatotoxin. It enhances work and athletic performance and stimulates metabolism. It astringes the jing—the vital essence—and is rich in anti-inflammatory flavonoids. This anti-inflammatory activity makes it useful for mild asthma with wheezing (kidneys not grasping lung qi).

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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