Schisandra berry tincture is one of those things I absolutely love, as a matter of fact I make my own. But when I don’t have time I simply make tea out of the berries. It is known for boosting liver function and helping with adrenal functions to help prevent adrenal dysfunction. Which is part of the reason it is a staple in my practice.
1. Lowers Inflammation
Schisandra berries boast a high antioxidant content, this makes it great for fighting free radicals and lowering your bodies inflammatory response. Did you know that inflammation is the root cause for many modern day diseases? Cancer, diabetes,heart disease, autoimmune conditions etc. Free radicals threaten our health because they turn on and off specific genes, cause cellular and tissue damage, and speed up the aging process.
It has a fantastic ability to positively affect the immune system, fight inflammation and help prevent the development of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), along with balancing blood sugar, and it also happens to be very alkalizing.
Schisandra is supportive to the adrenals and in turn helping us deal with stress. Due to its adaptogenic properties of schisandra, it can help balance out your hormones, specifically your stress hormone, cortisol.
Having the ability to naturally raise the body’s resistance to environmental stress, anxiety, toxin exposure, emotional trauma, mental fatigue and mental illnesses is a benefit we could all stand to have in our daily life.These little berries have been linked with better mental capabilities, physical endurance and metabolic health as well.
It’s great for liver function and also digestive health. It has been said to have a detoxifying affect on the liver, helping us by increasing the bodies enzyme production, making it great for digestion.
Because liver health is tied to stronger immunity, schisandra has been found to be protective against infections, indigestion and various gastrointestinal disorders.
Dozens of studies done over the past 40 years demonstrate the efficiency of schisandra in ccleansing the liver, reducing allergic reactions, acute gastrointestinal diseases, gastric hyper- and hypo-secretion, chronic gastritis, and stomach ulcers.
A 2010 study published in the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics found that schisandra can even benefit patients following a liver transplant, since it increases production of a compound called Tcrolimus (Tac), which prevents the body’s rejection of a new liver following liver transplantation.
Improves Mental Performance
One of the oldest uses for schisandra is promoting mental clarity and raising energy levels. Practitioners of TCM and taoist herbalism like myself have used schisandra to naturally improve mental capabilities and promote sharper concentration, increased motivation and better memory along with it’s many other health benefits of course.
Studies also show a link between schisandra use and protection against neurological and psychiatric disorders, including: neurosis, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, alcoholism and even Alzheimer’s.
Let’s talk about sex baby…Research shows that schisandra is beneficial for fertility and hormonal health, helping promote a strong libido, preventing sexual dysfunction like impotence and positively affecting the reproductive organs, including the uterus.
So lets go make some tea!