Schizandra – schizandra chinensis. Schizandra has a long history of use as a liver protectant and tonic in Chinese herbal medicine. Its active constituents have been shown to prevent liver damage and stimulate repair and normal liver function. Schizandra is also known to stimulate the nervous system, increasing the speed of reflexes, nerve responses and improving mental clarity. Chinese practitioners have used schizandra in the treatment of depression, irritability and forgetfulness.
PRIMARY ACTIVE(S): schizandrins
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Some reports suggest avoiding in those suffering with hypertension or epilepsy.