The Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill.] | Medicinal Herbs

Schizandra Chinese

Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill.] Is a wild plant. The active substances of seeds or fruits are Schisandrine and other lignan compounds. Tincture or powder of seeds (or fruit) - a tool that stimulates the central nervous system with fatigue, drowsiness. Take 20-30 drops of tincture 2-3 times a day. Contraindicated with nervous excitement, insomnia, hypertension, cardiac disorders.

Schizandra chinese
Fig. 40. Lemongrass Chinese (on the right - fruits and seeds).

Now it is no longer a wonder to find in the garden a curling plant, strewn with bright red berries. Lemonade, a native of the Primorsky Territory, liked the middle stripe of our country. He feels quite good here.


In Chinese medicine, Schizandra is called the berry of five tastes. The flesh of the fruit is very acid, lean, more acidic, and the skin is sweet, seeds of unpleasant and burning taste, and the whole "berry" is salty in taste.

In medicine, preparations are used from seeds, Schizandra fruit, which stimulate and tonify the central nervous system, cardiac activity, increase blood pressure, activate the body's defense mechanisms. On healthy people, but overworked with physical and mental labor, magnolia-tree preparations have a stimulating and tonic effect, increase the light sensitivity of vision.

Plot for lemongrass take with good light. The land must be fertile, loose, moist, fertilized with leaf humus. Seeds, prostratified within two months (past pre-sowing preparation to accelerate their germination), seal into the soil to a depth of 1.5-2 cm. Freshly harvested seeds can be sown under winter in boxes or on beds.

In the first year of life, seedlings of Schizandra grow very slowly, reaching only 5-6 cm by the fall. And then, year after year, the stems of magnolia vine will climb ever higher, covering with a beautiful greenery a fence, an arch or a trellis specially set for it.

In early summer, the dark green foliage suddenly becomes decorated with a thick frost - these white flowers have blossomed. And in the autumn, on flexible stems, bunches of berries will flare: each the size of a small currant. In the brush there can be up to 40 pieces. From one plant, they can collect up to 5 kg.