Schisandra is a significant herbal remedy that acts as a stimulant all over the body. It helps in rejuvenating as well as conditioning different organs, especially the liver and the reproductive system. Schisandra is perhaps the most popular sex stimulant or tonic that is beneficial both for men and women. The herb has a reputation to enhance discharge of sexual fluids and is also used as a remedy to increase sexual vigor amongst men. Schisandra and/ or its extracts are widely used to heal hepatitis as well as improve the functioning of the liver. Even though schisandra is considered and used as a stimulant, the Chinese use the herb to smoothen anxiety as well as quiet heart palpitations. Schisandra is also used for healing insomnia as well sleeping complaints. In fact, the herb is an ideal example of how adaptogenic thymes are used paradoxically to heal different body disorders and also to normalize the body activities. Although, most researches on schisandra are said to be vague and still in preliminary stage, Chinese herbal practitioners have been conventionally using the herb's berries to heal mental disorders like neuroses. Apart from treating patients suffering from lack of memory and bad temper, they use schisandra to improve concentration as well as mental harmonization. It may be noted that these treatments are carried following researches on the substance by their scientists. Among other uses, schisandra is also used to heal the respiratory disorders like unceasing coughs, gasps and succinctness of breath. It is also useful for treating disorders like night panics, dehydration and urinary occurrence by tuning up the body system and kidney activities. Since the last few years, Chinese herbal practitioners have even begun to use schisandra to cure urticaria or hives and many dermal disorders like eczema. In such cases, the herb or its derivatives are administered to the patients in the form of remedial wine. In addition, schisandra is also used to cure numerous other physical problems like diarrhea, dysentery and even help to restore and improve deteriorating vision and sound perception.
Schisandra is widely farmed in China, particularly the northeastern part of the country. It is most commonly found in Lianoning, Hebei, Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces and is grown by sowing seeds. The seeds are sown in spring and the schisandra fruit is reaped in autumn after it is completely mature.
Studies regarding the properties and use of schisandra have mainly concentrated on lignans that have a distinct liver protection (anti-hepatotoxic) exploits. So far, as many as 30 various kinds of lignans have been recognized in schisandra that produce such results. Scientific investigations since 1972 have revealed that schisandra is very useful while treating liver disorders and one research has shown that remedies containing the herb are highly successful, as high as 76 percent, in healing hepatitis. And the best part of it is that the herb has no adverse actions on the human system. The herb is also proved to be an excellent remedy for arousing the nervous system. It is found to have an active role in enhancing nervous reactions as well as perking up cerebral lucidity. Berries containing lignans are also beneficial in healing gloominess and help to overcome bad temper, depression, and lack of memory. In addition, schisandra is also useful for women as it kindles the uterus and reinforces periodic tightening. According to studies, like ginseng, schisandra is also beneficial for the body to be accustomed to pressure and tension as it has adaptogenic properties.
Schisandra fruit dose per day ranges from 1-6 grams. The tincture of schisandra is also available, take in the amount of 2-4 ml thrice daily.
Schisandra's side effects are very uncommon, but may include decreased appetite, skin rash, and abdominal upset.