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Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 19, 2022.

What are other common names?

  • Kadsura chinensis
  • Kansura chinensis
  • Maximoviczia amurensis
  • Maximoviczia chinensis
  • Schisandra arisanensis
  • Schisandra chinensis var. rubriflora
  • Schisandra chinensis
  • Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baillon
  • Schisandra rubiflora Franch
  • Schisandra rubriflora
  • Schisandra Sinensis
  • Schisandra sphaerandra
  • Schisandra sphenanthera
  • Schisandra sphenanthera Rehd.
  • Sphaerostemma japonica
  • Sphaerostemma japonicum
  • Schisandra arisanensis Hayata
  • Bac Ngu Vi Tu
  • Baie de Schisandra
  • Bei Wu Wei Zi
  • Beiwuweizi
  • Chinese Mongolavine
  • Chinese Schizandra
  • Chinesischer Limonenbaum
  • Chosen-Gomischi
  • Five Flavor Fruit
  • Five Flavor Seed
  • Five-Flavor-Fruit
  • Fructus Schisandrae
  • Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis
  • Fruit aux Cinq Saveurs
  • Gomishi
  • Hoku-Gomishi
  • Hoy Tsi
  • Ji-Chu
  • Kadsura chinensis
  • Kita-Gomishi
  • Limonnik
  • Limonnik Kitajskjj
  • M Mei Gee
  • Magnolia Vine
  • Matsbouza
  • Maximowich's Red Grape
  • Mei Gee
  • Nanwuweizi
  • Ngu Mei Gee
  • Northern Schisandra
  • Omicha
  • Omiza
  • Schisandra Berry
  • Schisandra Sinensis
  • Schizandra
  • Schizandra Chinensis
  • Schizandre Fructus
  • Southern Schisandra
  • Western Shisandra
  • Wu Wei Zi
  • Wu-Wei-Zu
  • Wuhzi
  • Xiwuweizi

What is this product used for?

Schisandra may help with some symptoms of stress like tiredness and weakness.

What are the precautions when taking this product?

  • Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.

  • Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breastfeeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this natural product.

  • This product may interact with many drugs that are broken down by the liver. Side effects of these drugs may be increased.

  • Take extra care if you are taking drugs to thin your blood. These are drugs like warfarin.

  • Take extra care if you are taking certain drugs. These include drugs like tacrolimus, midazolam, reserpine, or corticosteroids, such as prednisone.

  • Take extra care if you are at a high risk for infection. This includes people who have had a transplant, are on chemo, or have an autoimmune disease.

  • Do not use this product if you are taking the drug codeine or drugs related to codeine. The side effects of codeine may be increased.

  • Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:

    • Liver problems

    • An infection

What should I watch for?

  • Upset stomach

When do I need to call the doctor?

  • Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

  • Symptoms of overdose. These include restlessness, difficulty sleeping, or difficulty breathing.

  • Very bad throwing up

  • Very bad belly pain

  • Very bad loose stools

  • Very bad muscle weakness

  • Bruising or bleeding that is not normal

  • Blood in your stools or dark, tarry-colored stools

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