The schisandra is actually a type of woody vine, scientifically known as Schisandra chinensis, which produces tiny red berries that are widely used in traditional medicine.
These berries are often known as magnolia berries or five-flavored berries. Originally from China and areas of Russia, it is said that berries possess the five basic flavors: salty, sweet, spicy, sour and bitter, hence the name of five-flavored berries.
These berries, both in their dry and fresh form, are used to produce various topical ointments, extracts, teas, tinctures,and powders and are actually considered an herb more often than a fruit.
The berries of the schisandra vine contain several antioxidants and lignans, which offer multiple health benefits. Adaptogens are powerful substances that can ostensibly recondition your body to more effectively manage stress and health.
Schizandrin is an effective adaptogen, which means that it helps the body adapt to different stress factors. Relieves nervousness and other psychological problems, helps with lack of memory and irritability, increases concentration and coordinates the movements of the body.
It also acts as an aphrodisiac, strengthening the libido and improving the quality and quantity of sperm in men, but also increasing the circulation and excitability of the female genitalia.
– Soft antidepressant
– Protects the liver
Lack of vitality
A few Schizandrin berries each day increase physical and mental vitality and help fight stress. The schizandria is usually combined with ginkgo to increase memory and improve concentration. Thanks to its mildly sedative and antidepressant properties, it relieves depressive states associated with prolonged stress and mental exhaustion. The Schizandrin adds flavor to life and that is why it is an effective tonic for the lack of libido.
Schizandrin improves the health of the liver and helps metabolize toxins. It is also effective against chronic liver disorders in general, such as chronic viral hepatitis. These cases, take this herb only if it is advised by a professional.
One of the main active constituents found in schizandra is Schizandrin, lignans, which also acts as a mild phytoestrogen. Lignans in general are powerful antioxidants and possess anticarcinogenic properties, while Schizandrin in particular, has been shown to have antiviral properties and also strengthens the nervous system and the liver.
Other active ingredients are Schizandrin-B, Terpineno, gomisin, pregomisin, schisantherin A and B, angeloylgomisin Q, and rubrildilactione. Each of them contributes to the unique healing properties that have been appreciated for centuries.
Modern Chinese research indicates that Schizandrin have a protective effect on the liver as well as an immunomodulatory effect. It also activates the production of glutathione, a potent antioxidant, in liver cells. Chinese studies also indicate that Schizandrin can promote the regeneration of liver tissue damaged by harmful influences, such as hepatitis virus or alcohol.
Properties and benefits of the schisandrin
There are many properties of the schisandrin that include the following:
- Boost mental performance
- Prevent premature aging
- Reduce inflammation
- Improving endurance
- Vision protection
- Alleviate stress, anxiety and symptoms of depression
- Prevent hepatitis infections and treat hepatitis C
- Relieve the symptoms of pneumonia
- Increasing the performance of the exercise and endurance
- Preventing the worsening of myopia
- Preventing and treating motion sickness
- Decreasing your risk of diabetes
- Regulating blood sugar levels
- Suppressing blood pressure to prevent atherosclerosis, heart attackand stroke
- Improving liver function and detoxifying the body more efficiently
- Increasing energy
- Increasing libido
- Improving digestion
- Losing weight
- Reducing the signs of chronic fatigue syndrome
- Allow normal sleep patterns
- Protection of the lungs
The schisandrin can help a healthy weight loss thanks to its stimulating properties of metabolism. Protects the skin against chronic conditions and inflammation, such as psoriasis and eczema. Schisandrin is known to neutralize digestive health and helps relieve the symptoms of constipation. It is known as a powerful aphrodisiac and helps increase sexual function and sperm count.
It also has positive effects on mental performance and helps improve concentration, memory and sharpness. Being of an anti-inflammatory nature, schisandrin relieves the pain associated with arthritis and gout. It also relieves the symptoms of pneumonia by stimulating the immune system
Contraindications of Schisandrin:
The herb Schisandra Chinensis is a stimulant and should be treated in this way when calculating the dose and time.
It can be very harmful for pregnant women, not recommending its use. It is also not recommended for people with epilepsy, or any condition that generates high sensitivity to stimulants.
Do not combine it with amphetamines such as Adderall, as its mixture can increase heart rate and lead to other circulatory problems. It is also not recommended to take it to people with liver diseases.