***** Organic Schisandra Berry Extract
By Virgo Organics
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Extracted from: Dried Berries
Herb: Alcohol Ratio- 1:2
🌿 A good strong herbal tincture is some of the best medicine available. The strong taste is largely due to the amount of herb that has been drawn into the liquid, and alcohol draws out more herbal properties than anything else. While you can make tinctures out of glycerin, they will not be as strong and will not have the same extended shelf life as an alcohol tinctured herb. A less powerful tincture means that you will have to take more to equal the same dose as one made from alcohol.
🌿 Fun fact: The amount of alcohol in the average dose of a tincture is equal to the amount of alcohol in a ripe banana.
If you would like us to make an extract using kosher vegetable glycerin instead, please leave a note in regards to this at checkout.
Schizandra or Schisandra berry contains antioxidant vitamins C and E. Because of the lignans in the berries, the antioxidants and phytoestrogens, it may have a proactive effect, helping to protect against halothane-induced (a general anesthetic) hepatitis. Further supporting its use as a liver-protective effects, a constituent of Schizandra extract, Gomison-A helps to prevent liver inflammation and tissue destruction, without compromising the immune system's ability to fight the underlying infection. It is considered a cholagogue, and is said to protect against the progression of cirrhosis into liver cancer and also protect the liver from chemical damage, particularly damage from chemicals that have to be activated by the liver to become poisonous, such as carbon tetrachloride. This also helps to stimulate the growth of healthy liver tissue and may hasten the recovery after liver surgery.
It is believed to play a role in balancing the energy exchange among the lungs, liver, spleen, heart and kidneys. Schizandra is considered an adaptogen that can normalize body functions, helping the body adapt and return to an overall sense of well-being and increasing the body's resistance to disease and stress. It is also said to help to energize RNA and DNA molecules to rebuild cells. The biochemical make-up of Schizandra Berry may offer cells protection against internal and external toxins. Studies have demonstrated its ability to make the enzyme, glutathione peroxidase, which deactivates several kinds of toxic free radicals that attack the outer membranes of the liver cells. This substance is believed to offset damage done by the liver by chronic viral hepatitis, alcohol, HIV and AIDS.
According to a human in vitro study that was published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Schizandra inhibits cancer cell growth for cancers such as leukemia. And because of the high levels of antioxidants, it was shown in animal studies that andriamycin-induced cardiotoxicity, or heart muscle damage caused by anti-cancer chemical (chemo) therapy, can be improved with the use of Schizandra extract.
Schizandra is considered to be a mild sedative that exerts a soothing effect on the body. It has been found to be helpful in cases of insomnia, irritability, dizziness, stress and physical exhaustion, as well as improving stamina and physical performance that increases the body's ability to work. Schizandra tincture raises your body's amount of the enzyme, glutathione, which detoxifies you and in turn, improves your mental clarity, concentration and counters forgetfulness or memory loss and can potentially increase the body's ability to adapt to varied stimuli. Schizophrenia, a serious illness that is a devastating mental illness that has biological, psychological and social implications, is usually chronic after the onset in late adolescence to early adulthood. Given the serious nature of this psychosis, scientists have explored non-traditional treatment methods that include roots, berries and herbs, such as the Schizandra Berry.
Active constituents in Schzandra Berry extract helps to relieve emotional and physical depression and reverse depression of the central nervous system. And so it appears that Schizandra Berry extract is effective as a natural anti-depressant. The herbs is also said to reduce fatigue and physical exhaustion, as well as improve stamina and physical performance. In fact, this Berry has been known as a profitable energy source for those who are naturally worn down throughout day today activity...as in long work hours and stress.
According to Mayo Clinic reported that adrenal fatique or adrenal insufficiency is caused by chronic stress. Some of the signs of adrenal insufficiency include fatigue, body aches, unexplained weight loss, low blood pressure, lightheadedness and loss of body hair. Other signs of adrenal fatigue can include anxiety, depression and insomnia. By supporting the adrenals and hormone balance within the body, it is also helpful for premenstrual syndrome or PMS. It contains phytoestrogens that may help women going through menopause to treat cardiovascular disease.
Schizandra has been used in treating coughs and lung issues, as well as diseases related to the GI tract. It contains a high content of malic, citric and tartaric acids; alkaloids, phytosterols and fatty esters. It also contains vitamin C and E.
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30 drops taken once or twice per day is a good dosage, Use in water or juice. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a dark cool environment.
Contraindications: Pregnant or nursing women should not use Schizandra (it is a uterine stimulant). People who have gallstones or blockages of the bile ducts and those with peptic ulcers, epilepsy or high blood pressure should also avoid Schizandra Berry extract. When overdosed there have been reported side effects, such as insomnia, chest pain and gastrointestinal effects.
>>> What is the best way to take liquid herbal extracts?
Mix the liquid extract into water or juice for consumption. Mix the prescribed number of extract drops into 2-3 ounces of water. You can also add the drops to warm tea (not piping hot) or juice. Certain herbs may be damaged by high heat, so avoid adding the extract to "hot" water or coffee. Taking them straight from the dropper may cause a burning sensation in the mouth. If you choose to take the extract straight, please have water handy to drink immediately after.
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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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