Organic Schisandra Powder
The bold, boosting and balancing berry.
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Schisandra has been used extensively throughout history in many cultures, most revered in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its ADAPTOGENIC capacity (helping the body adapt to stress, allowing for an increased tolerance to mental exhaustion, enhancing attention and mental endurance .)
For 100's of years, Schisandra has been one of the most revered adaptogens in Chinese Medicine, the king of the crop if you like, said to be the “the herb that does it all", claiming that when taken for extended periods it helps promote; vitality, beautiful skin, cleanse the blood, aid memory, support organ function (specifically Kidneys, Lungs, Brain and Liver), as well as act as an aphrodisiac. Due to the afor mentioned 5 flavours Chinese Medicine classifies it as also containing the essence of the five energy elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and water), earning Schisandra a place among the high-classed Reishi, Goji and Ginsengs of the Chinese Medicinal arsenal.
Science is now supporting some of these claims, particularly in its capacity to aid the body in dealing with current day stressors of various kinds. Suggesting that Schisandra may aid everything from "schizophrenia in reduction of catatonia and negative symptoms, relief of fatigue, and amelioration of side effects from neurotropic and other sedating medications."
With polyphenolic and flavonoid compounds acting as anti-oxidants and the widely researched adaptogenic capacities of Schisandra, it makes it not just another Goji or Acai, this little berry is far more potent, with a potent 'sweet-sour' flavour to go with it.
Head over to the history tab for more about its origin, the science tab to delve into the research or the kitchen tab for some tasty recipes.
- schisandrol A,
- schisandrin A,
- schisandrin B,
- polysaccharides, and
- polyphenolic and flavonoid compounds (anti-oxidants).
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Suggesting that anti-oxidants are potentially responsible for:
- anti-fatigue, and
- anti-inflammatory, and
- organ health (liver).
In addition, it has been studied and suggested that Schisandra — again due to its adaptogenic properties — potentially exhibits the ability to increase mental and physical performance, in some instances, this can take effect within as little as 30 minutes of consumption and lasts for around 4-6hours, and even better, unlike other stimulants, Schisandra doesn't have addictive qualities, doesn't have a "come down", nor does it effect sleep.
Research surrounding the adaptogenic effects of various traditional medicines, have also suggested that Schisanrda may have a neuroprotective effects, and also those specific to aging related decline. (1, 3, 4, 13, 14)
Recent studies, as recent as 2016, have also found that Shisandra may have an anti-depressant like effect due to it's ability to regulate the adrenals. In another study it was suggested that schisandra was able to provide anti-depressant like effects by potentially mediating the modification of noradrenergic (noradrenaline: fight or flight response), dopaminergic (dopamine: feelings of pleasure), GABAergic (calming) and glutamatergic (learning and memory) systems. (16, 17)
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Opposite are the studies we've found that substantiate these claims.
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A SHORT HISTORY
Schisandra has been mentioned as far back as 2697 BC, when is was classified as a superior in Chinese Medicinal document "Yellow Emperor's Study in Inner Medicine". Historically consumed by Chinese royalty and by Daoist masters to preserve youth and mind, said to improve memory.
In the 40's and 50's Russian scientists had studied Schisandra chinensis both pharmacologically and clinically, leading it its initial recognition as an adaptogen in the early 1960s in the USSR with it now being listed in recent editions of the National Pharmacopoeia of the USSR and in the State Register of Drugs.
In recent years it has been gaining recognition in the western world due to its popularity in Chinese Medicine.
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LIFE OF SCHISANDRA
Schisandra senticosus is native to the North and North East of China as well as East Russia. It is a deciduous, woody, vine that likes some shade with moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil. It requires, moderate humidity and light and in temperate climates generally won't die back during the winter. It is thought that they may thrive in similar conditions to grape vines.
Schisandra produces clusters of little white flowers in the spring followed by edible red berries in the summer.
Schisandra is imported to make ensure its growing conditions are optimum for product potency.
The Schisandra fruit is organically grown in China. The fruit are harvested, selected and cleaned. They are then washed and organically disinfected.
The fruits are dried and crushed. The powder is then ground a second time to finer powder, sifted and bulk packed ready for transport. Once complete the powder is bulk packaged ready to send to The Grove HQ.
The product is then put on a ship and sails to Australia and arrives at The Grove HQ approximately 6 weeks later.
Once it arrives at The Grove HQ we carry out quality control checks and repackage it ready for you.