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Schisandra (Schisandra chinensis) (Wu wei tzu)



Please review page 244 - 245 in "What's Your Menopause Type?" See below

for a list of actions and properties.


Actions: adaptogen, analgesic, anhidrotic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antidiarrheal, antifatigue,

antihyperglycemic, antihypertensive, antioxidant, antiseptic, antituberculotic, antitussive,

aphrodisiac (stimulates semen production), astringent, cardiotonic, choleretic, circulatory stimulant,

CNS stimulant, demulcent, expectorant, helps the body manage stress, hepatic, immunostimulant,

improves endurance, improves mental performance, improves physical performance, kidney

alterative, liver protectant, cardiac tonic, sedative, stimulant, tonic, urogenital tonic, uterine

stimulant, vasodilator


Traditional use: amnesia, anxiety, asthma, cancer, chronic diarrhea, cough, diabetes mellitus,

difficulty breathing, dropsy, dysentery, excessive perspiration, excessive thirst, headache, heart

palpitation, hyperglycemia, hypertension, impotence, indigestion, infertility, insomnia, nervous

exhaustion, neuralgia, neurasthenia, night sweats, nocturnal emission, nonicteric hepatitis,

polyuria, premature ejaculation, seminal emissions, spermatorrhea, stridor, tuberculosis



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