Schisandra

(rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Schizandra.

Pharmacopoeias.

Chin. includes the dried ripe fruit of Schisandra chinensis (Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis) and S.

sphenanthera

(Fructus Schisandra Sphenanthera)

💊 Profile

The dried ripe fruit of Schisandra chinensis or S. sphenanthera, sometimes referred to as schizandrae fructus, are known in Chinese medicine as wuweizi and nanwuweizi respectively. Schisandra is used in a variety of disorders and contains lignans claimed to have protective effects on the liver. The oil is also used. The derivative bifendate has been reported to interact with ciclosporin. SchE (Hezheng Pharmaceutical Company, China), an extract of Schisandra sphenanthera containing amongst other ingredients deoxyschizandrin, has been reported to increase maximum blood concentrations of tacrolimus.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Austral.: Bacopa Complex; Indon.: Curliv; Curliv Plus; Hepa-Q; Hepacell; Hepamax; Pol.: Penigra; Rus.: Carmolis (Кармолис)†.
Published May 08, 2019.