WU WEI ZI Schisandrae Chinensis Schisandra Chinese Magnolia Vine

Description

Schisandra or Wu-wei-zi is a traditional Chineseherb that is found in Korea, Russia and china. It is a vine-like plant with bright red berries that many flavours and medicinal properties.

Dosage:
Schisandra fruit: 1-6 grams per day.
Tincture – 2-4 ml three times per day
 

Safety:
Side effects involving schisandra are uncommon but may include abdominal upset,
decreased appetite, and skin rash.Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.

Action
Schisandra contains a variety of active compounds, these include: organic acids, volatile oils and lignans. The lignans in schisandra appear to regenerate liver tissue and control inflammation. Schisandra also demonstrates mild adaptogenic action.

Uses
Immune support – Helping overcome illness such as coughs, colds and infection
Stress and fatigue – Energy boosting and adaptogenic.
Liver support – repair from damage, especially from alcohol and hepatitis.
Schisandra is available as tablets, capsules or tincture.

Cautions
There are generally no side effects from taking schisandra supplements.
At time of writing there were no well known drug interactions or contra-indications with schisandra.

Disclaimer
This remedy has been traditionally used for hundreds of years for specific ailments based on Herbal Folklore both eastern and western. No clinical proof has been made.
If you have a serious disease, we suggest that you consult a qualified doctor who understands alternative health care before combining herbal medicine with allopathic medicine. We suggest that you take these remedies based on your faith and knowledge of Ayurveda. For this reason, methods used to prepare these primitive remedies in many cases are omitted. Do not use any remedy described without the advice of a professional health practitioner.