This herb is near and dear to my heart. It was one of the first herbs I learned about and began using in my personal healing journey. My first love was Tradtional Chinese Medicine and the beginning of my herbalism studies.
Schisandra is an adaptogen, meaning it helps your body protect itself from stress by supporting proper endocrine function.
Schisandra produces an antidepressant effect. According to the research, the berry is particularly beneficial for stress-induced (high cortisol) depression.
Indigenous Russian populations loved Schisandra for the clean energy and mental clarity it offers. Unlike caffeine, Schisandra provides non-stimulating energy and focus thanks to its adaptogenic and antioxidant qualities.
Studies have found successful results using Schisandra for treating both chronic and acute liver damage from conditions like hepatitis, cirrhosis, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
The power comes from one of the berry’s antioxidants, Schisandrin C, which reduce toxic fatty acids as well as inflammation in the liver.
Schisandra’s specific antioxidants give it powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can help in all areas of the body from your liver to your brain.
One study found that isolated compounds in Schisandra stopped the growth of ovarian cancer cells.
Schisandra berry makes an excellent addition to your skincare regimen the antioxidant and adaptogenic properties can protect your skin against environmental stress, pollution, sun damage, and more.
One study noted that the berry’s anti-inflammatory properties made it beneficial for reducing symptoms of dermatitis and swelling. Anyone with inflamed skin from acne or stress could likely benefit from including Schisandra in their internal herbal routine.
Lastly, women can experience vaginal dryness during different phases of our lives that inhibit our sexual function. Schizandra directly helps to reduce vaginal dryness by increasing the “Water Qi” in the sexual organs.
Schisandra is a key ingredient in Moon Magic Women's herbal latte blend.
*Not recommended for pregnancy.