(in the Schisandraceae family)
Part used: Fruit.
Taste/smell: Astringent, pungent, sour, bitter, salty and sweet.
Dosage: Decoction: 1 teaspoon per cup of water; or 1:4 dry
strength liquid extract: 10-50 drops 1-4 times per day; or eat the raw
Mental picture and specifics: Schisandra is indicated for weak
lungs, digestion, liver and immune system with night sweats, prolonged
diarrhea, productive coughs, amnesia and general overall weakness.
Use: (a) Antibacterial, (b) Anti-ulcer, (c) Adaptogen, (d)
Hepatoprotective, (e) Immunomodulator, (f) Antioxidant, (g) Cholagogue.
It is used as a liver restorative, lung tonic and for immune system
support. Schisandra increases brain efficiency, mental alertness, work
capacity and builds strength. It is useful with insomnia, hepatitis,
cirrhosis, asthma, night sweats, prolonged diarrhea and immunodeficient
Contraindications: Information unavailable at this time.