Diva Musing: Schisandra

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Yesterday I listed a few of the supplements I take to stay healthy.  Today I’m giving you a little tip on Schisandra from one of the medical resources online. This is one of the new ones I started last winter to keep me up and at them all winter.  It is a natural resource for a healthy lifestyle.  As always I remind you to use your own discernment and consult a doctor if you are in need.  (Note: Most traditional doctors pooh, pooh, supplements except vitamins).  This Cronista is healthier than many half her age….I’m just sayin’

Namaste, The Queen Cronista

SCHISANDRA OVERVIEW INFORMATION

Schisandra is a plant. The fruit is used as food and also to make medicine.

Schisandra is used as an “adaptogen” for increasing resistance to disease and stress, increasing energy, and increasing physical performance and endurance.

Schisandra is also used for preventing early aging and increasing lifespan; normalizing blood sugar and blood pressure; and stimulating the immune system and speeding recovery after surgery.

It is also used for treating liver disease (hepatitis) and protecting the liver from poisons. The Chinese have developed a liver-protecting drug called DBD that is made from schisandrin, one of the chemicals in schisandra.

Other uses for schisandra include treatment of high cholesterolcoughsasthmasleepproblems (insomnia), nerve painpremenstrual syndrome (PMS), chronic diarrhea, dysentery, night sweats, spontaneous sweating, involuntary discharge of semen, thirst, erectile dysfunction (ED), physical exhaustion, excessive urination, depression, irritability, and memory loss.

Some people use schisandra for improving vision, protecting against radiation, preventing motion sickness, preventing infection, boosting energy at the cellular level, counteracting the effects of sugar, and improving the health of the adrenal glands.

How does it work?

The chemicals in schisandra improve liver function by stimulating enzymes (proteins that speed up biochemical reactions) in the liver and promoting liver cell growth.

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