Friday, April 12, 2013

Schizandra chinensis elixir

The Ultimate Superberry

Schizandra is a berry, but it is not as another superfruit like goji or acai. it is strange, exotic, and only used for medicine. The berry of Schizandra chinensis owes its name Wu Wei Zi (five flavored berry) to the fact that it is sweet, sour, salty, bitter and pungent. it cannot be eaten like another berry, rather,
Schizandra berry is made into various medicinal preparations for longevity and overall vitality at a very enhanced level.

In the Far East, everyone, from Chinese emperors to family herbalists, has long recognized the remarkable powers of the herb schisandra Chinensis, to promote longevity and increase stamina. Seen as a medicinal Gem~ it is also known in China as "five flavor fruit" because they possess all five basic flavors in Chinese herbal medicine: salty, sweet, sour, pungent (spicy), and bitter.

 In traditional Chinese medicine it is used as a remedy for many ailments: to resist infections, increase skin health, and combat insomnia, coughing, and thirst Its strengthening effect is combined with system-balancing properties, making it ideal for such conditions as fatigue, nervous exhaustion, and lack of energy. Schisandra is one of the most popular adaptogenic herbs in China, where it is taken to beautify the skin, strengthen the sex organs, and promote mental function. Its use has more recently spread to Russia, Scandinavia, Western Europe, and the United States.

 In Russia they were favored for their adaptogenic (stress reducing) and physical endurance enhancing properties, and in Traditional Chinese Medicine they were favored as a liver tonic and vitality/life enhancer. They have traditionally been used for a wide variety of purposes, such as the above outlined ones as well as sedative, hypnotic, circulation, respiratory, sexual enhancing, life extending, and inflammatory diseases, treatment of liver ailments and general protection secondary to both stress reduction and increasing anti-oxidant defense of enzymes.

 Schizandra increases physical working capacity and affords a stress-protective effect against a broad spectrum of harmful factors including heat shock, skin burn, cooling, frostbite, immobilisation, swimming under load in an atmosphere with decreased air pressure, aseptic inflammation, irradiation, and heavy metal intoxication.

The phytoadaptogen exerts an effect on the central nervous, sympathetic, endocrine, immune, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal systems, on the development of experimental atherosclerosis, on blood sugar and acid-base balance, and on uterus myotonic activity. Studies on isolated organs, tissues, cells and enzymes have revealed that Schizandra preparations exhibit strong antioxidant activities and affect smooth muscles, arachidonic acid release, biosynthesis of leukotriene B(4) in leukocytes, platelet activating factor activity, carbohydrate-phosphorus metabolism, the formation of heat shock protein and polyamines, tissue respiration and oxygen consumption, and the tolerance of an organism to oxygen intoxication.

Schizandra increases endurance and accuracy of movement, mental performance and working capacity, and generates alterations in the basal levels of nitric oxide and cortisol in blood and saliva with subsequent effects on the blood cells, vessels and CNS. Numerous clinical trials have demonstrated the efficiency of Schizandra in asthenia, neuralgic and psychiatric (neurosis, psychogenic depression, astheno-depressive states, schizophrenia and alcoholism) disorders, in impaired visual function, hypotension and cardiotonic disorders, in epidemic waves of influenza, in chronic sinusitis, otitis, neuritis and otosclerosis, in pneumonia, radioprotection of the fetoplacental system of pregnant women, allergic dermatitis, acute gastrointestinal diseases, gastric hyper- and hypo-secretion, chronic gastritis, stomach and duodenal ulcers, wound healing and trophic ulcers.

It is used to treat a variety of medical conditions and is widely known as a longevity herb and aphrodisiac. It is used to treat lung and liver disorders, coughs, to relieve fatigue, depression and stress, increase stamina and for insomnia and night sweats.

Schizandra contains essential oils, acids and lignans which help regenerate liver tissue damaged by things like hepatitis and alcohol. Its adaptogenic action may help improve physical and mental performance, relieve fatigue and build strength. Studies have shown that schizandra is effective against the bacteria related to lung disorders.

This herb provides more oxygen for the cells, increases the body's immune system and protects against stress. It also acts as an aphrodisiac, by increasing men's staying power and stimulating sensitivity in the female's genitals. Traditional Uses of Schizandra are for antioxidant properties, immune system,  respiratory system and aphrodisiac effects.

 For rejuvenation and energy For allergies, colds, sore throats, and coughs For lungs and liver For insomnia and night sweats For exhaustion and fatigue For stress and depression For memory and vision For circulation, blood sugar, and blood pressure For recuperation and recovery after surgery.

Try our Shankara Skin Combination elixir with Schisandra berry as a skin tonic~

Pure Schizandra Chinensis elixir
30ml bottle elixir $38US