Lignans: schizandrins, schizandrols, gomisins, schizandrers, schisantherins, wuweizisus, deoxyschizandrin. Other constituents include citral, stigmasterol, and vitamins C and E.
Therapeutic Notes +
Schisandra is a popular adaptogenic herb; a perennial, deciduous woody vine with berries found at high latitudes and in cool climatic conditions. Schisandra berries provide powerful antioxidant protection, particularly from free radicals and other toxins in the environment that may cause cellular damage. Schisandra berries function to enhance the body’s natural resistance and adaptation to stressful influences, support mental endurance and promote overall metabolic efficiency. Much of the clinical research has focused on the effects of Schisandra on liver function, especially its effect on the production of various liver detoxifying enzymes as well as the antioxidant activity of the extract.