Schizandra Berry Illustration

Schisandra Berries (Schisandra chinensis)

Schisandra berries are found on a fruit bearing vine native to China and Russia. They have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries due to the potent lignans found in the seeds.

Lignans are known for their phytoestrogen profile, which are anti-cancer. Other health benefits from these seeds include a lowered risk of heart disease, relief from menopausal symptoms and prevention of osteoporosis.

They are also used to treat a wide range of ailments including coughs, fatigue, impotence, memory loss and nervous complaints.

Overall, these berries are most acclaimed for promoting longevity and increasing physical and mental stamina.

Part used:



Warm, dry, cooling and moistening


Antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, adaptogen, immune-modulating, hepatoprotective, antitussive, astringent, nervine, sedative

  • Mental and physical stress
  • Oxidative stress, inflammatory disorders
  • Liver toxicity, hepatitis & compromised liver function
  • Hypercholesterolaemia
  • Lowered immunity and cancer
  • Memory impairment, Alzheimers
  • Insomnia
  • Gastrointestinal disorders including ulcers and gastritis

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Used in our Antioxidant and Women’s Wellness Tea.