Product No. P19087
Schisandra (schisandra chinensis) is a creeping, woody vine from the forests of northern China, cultivated for its sour bright red berries.
In ancient China, Schisandra was used as a staple food for hunting and gathering tribes. As a traditional medicinal herb, Schisandra, called Wu-wei-tsu in China, has been used as an astringent for a treatment for dry and chronic coughs, asthma, night/menopausal sweats, nocturnal seminal emissions and chronic diarrhoea.
During the early 1980's Chinese doctors began researching Schisandra as a treatment for hepatitis, based on its potential for protecting the liver. Schisandra is now a recognised 'adaptogen,' which is capable of increasing the body's resistance to disease, stress, and other debilitating processes. It is said to assist in:
stimulating the immune defences
balancing body functions and normalising body systems
boosting recovery after surgery
protecting against radiation
counteracting the effects of sugar
optimising energy in times of stress
normalising blood sugar and blood pressure
reducing high cholesterol
shielding against infection
producing high amounts of energy
Studies conducted on Schisandra's effects have noted that the drug has a stimulating effect in low doses, but that this effect disappeared with larger doses.
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