Schizandra berry comes from a green vine-type plant native to Northern China and Far Eastern Russia. Its berry is popular for use in Chinese medicines for schizandra adrenal benefits.
It is an adaptogen and is good for adrenal health due to its normalizing effect on the body.
If you are tired, schisandra can pep you up, but if you are anxious it can calm you down. It has been used in China for thousands of years as women cherished its anti -aging properties.
Schizandra berries are also thought to increase stamina so was used by both women and men as a sexual enhancer.
Benefits of Schizandra Fruit
A schisandra supplement or tea can help aid a restful sleep and is a perfect herbal remedy for those suffering from insomnia or general sleepless nights. It can help ease stress and relax the body and mind.
It is also a good supplement for easing the symptoms of PMS most notably reducing irritability. Schizandra berry also has a positive effect on the body’s metabolism and helps to purify the blood so may be a good supplement for those with hepatitis.
Schizandra can also be used as an antidepressant and aid those with melancholia. It can provide the mental and physical boost needed without the side effects, unlike caffeine which works in a similar way but can cause jitters with over consumption.
This works because the schizandra fruit calms the function of the adrenal glands thus keeping them from being over stimulated. The adrenal glands are responsible for producing the hormones related to stress including adrenaline and cortisol.
Schizandra berry is the perfect supplement for manic depressives, or bi-polar sufferers, as they have both up and down days. This could be one way of treating both of those symptoms at once. Sufferers or suspected sufferers should always seek advice from their medical professional before commencement of any additional supplement.
Schizandra berries are thought to aid the immune system, raising resistance to diseases and helping to fight off illness quicker. It is also thought to aid liver regeneration.
The schizandra herb is full of antioxidant properties, promotes clearer skin, and aids the digestive system. It can also be useful to sufferers of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
For those suffering from severe coughs the schizandra supplement can help ease the symptoms and is thought have a positive impact on the respiratory system, so sufferers of bronchitis or other respiratory problems may benefit from the use of this herb.
Schizandra can help improve memory function and is a good herbal supplement to take before exams as it can also aid concentration.
Side Effects of Schizandra
Not enough is known about the schizandra berry, so it is always wise to consult professional medical advice if pregnant or taking any forms of medication for health issues particularly epilepsy.
At the first signs of rash or itching decreased appetite or upset stomach then a doctor must be consulted. It is not recommended to be used on children.