Fructus Schisandrae

 

Source
Fruit of Schisandra ehinensis (Turcz.) Baill. and S. sphenanthera, family Magnoliaceae.

Characteristics
Fruit sphefiodal, 5-8 mm in diameter. Carpodermis purple-red or dull red, wrinkled and soft. Seed reniform, yellow-brown, 1-2 in each fruit. Sour in taste, warm in nature, and attributive to lung, heart andkidney channels.

Indication
1. Benefit vital energy and promote the production of body fluid: For insufficiency of vital energy and body fluid manifested as fatigue, shortness of breath, palpitation, hyperhidrosis (spontaneous perspiration or night sweat), thirst, diabetes, etc., usually used together with Radix Ginseng and Radix Ophiopogonis (Powder for Restoring Pulse Beating).
2. Astringe lung-energy, relieve dyspnea and cough: For cough and dyspnea of lung-deficiency type, lung-cold type and the type of deficiency of both lung and kidney.
3. Invigorate kidney to preserve essence: For kidney-deficiency syndrome with emission, chronic diarrhea, leucorrhagia, etc.
4. Nourish the heart and calm the mind: For heart-deficiency syndrome with palpitation, insomnia, and dreaminess. In addition, its powder preparation is used for chronic. hepatitis with elevation of serum transaminase.

Pharmacological Action
1. Its decoction exerts bacteno static effect on Pseudomonas aeruginosa (1:128), Staphylococcus aureus (1:64), Flexner's bacillus (1:32) and typhoid bacillus (1:8) in vitro.
2. Schizandrin, one of its active components, can protect the liver from damage.
3. Enhancing lymphocyte-blastogenesis rate.
4. Cardiotonic and sedative.

Administration Decoction:
3-9g, up to 30-60g for single use. Powder: 3-9g tid.


   

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