Solaray Schizandra 580 mg. 100 Capsules
Solaray Schizandra 580 mg. is made from the aromatic woody vine Schisandra chinensis. The berries of Schizandra are incorporated into many Chinese herbal formulas. Schisandra is a woody vine with numerous clusters of tiny, bright red berries. It is distributed throughout northern and northeast China and the adjacent regions of Russia and Korea. The fully ripe sun-dried fruit is used medicinally. It is purported to have sour, sweet, salty, hot and bitter tastes. This unusual combination of flavors is reflected in schidandra's Chinese name wu-wei-zi, meaning "five taste fruit." Schisandra has been used in connection with the following conditions: irritable bowel syndrome, common cold/sore throat, fatigue, hay fever, hepatitis, infection, liver support, and stress.
A classical treatise on Chinese herbal medicine, Shen Nung Pen Tsao Ching, describes schisandra as a high-grade herbal drug useful for a wide variety of medical conditions - especially as a kidney tonic and lung astringent. In addition, other textbooks on Traditional Chinese Medicine note that schisandra is useful for coughs, night sweats, insomnia, thirst and physical exhaustion. Adaptogenic herbs, like schisandra, have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to improve the ability of the body to respond to stress. The major constituents in schisandra are lignans (schizandin, deoxyschizandrin, gomisins, and pregimisin) found in the seeds of the fruit. Modern Chinese research suggests these lignans have a protective effect on the liver and an immunomodulating effect. Two human trials completed in China (one double-blind, and the other preliminary) have shown that schisandra may help people with chronic viral hepatitis. Schisandra lignans appear to protect the liver by activating the enzymes in liver cells that produce glutathione, an important antioxidant substance. Schisandra fruit may also have an adaptogenic action, much like the herb Asian ginseng, but with weaker effects. Laboratory work suggests that schisandra may improve work performance, build strength, and help to reduce fatigue.
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Solaray began in 1973 as a pioneer in formulating and marketing blended herbal products with complementary effects. From its inception, Solaray focused on encapsulated products, which offer rapid disintegration and are easy to swallow. By 1984, Solaray became a full line manufacturer, carrying not only the highest quality herbs, but also a full line of vitamins, minerals and specialty products. Over the years, Solaray has contributed significantly to the industry through the innovation of products such as CranActin, PhytoEstrogen, Cool Cayenne, PSA Control, Estro-3, and much more. Today, Solaray products are sold in over 60 countries! Making a healthier world isn't something Solaray aspires to do ... it's something Solaray is doing. This is Solaray's passion for over 35 years.
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