- Liver Protective
- Anti inflammatory
- Immune Support
- Anti obesity
- Cardiovascular Health
- Anti allergic
- Brain health
Schisandra is a plant. The fruit is used as food and also to make medicine.
Schisandra is used as an "adaptogen" for increasing resistance to disease and stress, increasing energy, and increasing physical performance and endurance.
Schisandra is also used for preventing premature aging and increasing lifespan, normalising blood sugar levels as well as blood pressure, supporting the immune system, and speeding recovery after surgery.
It is also used for treating liver disease (hepatitis) and protecting the liver from poisons. The Chinese have developed a liver-protecting drug called DBD that is made from schizandrin, one of the chemicals in schisandra.
Other uses for schisandra include treatment of high cholesterol, pneumonia ,coughs, asthma, sleep issues, fatigue and irritability associated with emotional disturbance (neurasthenia), PMS, chronic diarrhea, dysentery, improved erectile dysfunction and night sweats.
Not recommended for use in pregnancy
Serious adverse effects have not been reported and tend to be uncommon other than a few reports of mild gastrointestinal discomfort.
Avoid in known allergy.
- P-glycoprotein substrates : Do not use concurrently
- CYP3A4 substrates - Do not use concurrently
- Drugs metabolised by UGt1A3 - Do not use concurrently
*Our naturopath will consult with you to ensure this is right for you.