Scientific Name: Schisandra chinensis

Other Names: Gomishi, Omicha, Schisandra, Wu-Wei-Zu

Parts Used: Berry, Seed

Preparation & Dosage:

Herbal Actions: Adaptogen (Calming), Anti-asthmatic, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Astringent, Expectorant, Hepatoprotective, Immune Amphoteric, Immunomodulator, Nervine, Tonic

Uses: Allergies, Anxiety, Asthma, Autoimmune Hepatitis & other Hypo/Hyper Conditions, Bad Dreams, Cancer, CFIDS, Connective Tissue Diseases, COPD, Diarrhea, Excessive Vaginal Discharge, Eye Problems, Frequent Urination, HIV/AIDS, Insomnia, Kidney Disorders, Liver Disorders, Lung Disorders, Menopause, Premature Ejaculation, to Prevent Liver Damage, Reproductive Health, Stress

Contraindications: Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. May interact with other medications (especially those processed by the liver). May increase the effects of barbiturates. In Chinese medicine, tonic remedies should not be taken by people with acute viral or bacterial infections such as colds, influenza, bronchitis, and pneumonia.