The Many Powerful Benefits of Schisandra Have Been Recognized for Thousands of Years

Schisandra chinensis, or the schisandra berry, is a wonderful fruit that has many powerful benefits to offer. With its adaptogenic powers that help our bodies stay balanced even under stress, it’s no wonder that it’s one of the powerful ingredients in the Andi Lynn’s Pillow Drops formula! Of course, there’s much more that this berry has been traditionally used for in herbal medicine.

Traditional Chinese Medicine viewed schisandra as the ultimate tonic that they called, “wu wei zi,” which directly translates to “five taste fruit.” With the punch of sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and acidic flavors all compacted into the schisandra berries, it’s not surprising that this fruit also delivers a large array of remedies to your physical and mental health.

Traditional Uses of Schisandra Include Supporting Healthy Liver Function

Our liver’s main role is to detoxify the pollutants that may enter our bodies. When there are too many toxins or pollutants in our livers, either from unhealthy foods or environmental factors, we can experience an array of problems. People may experience weight gain, fatigue, skin breakouts, and more.

Schisandra has been traditionally used to cleanse these toxins because it is more than just an adaptogen – it is also an antioxidant. According to a 2015 research study about antioxidants and liver health, “the liver metabolizes various compounds that produce free radicals (FR). However, antioxidants scavenge FR and maintain the oxidative/antioxidative balance in the liver.”

Essentially, the antioxidant power in schisandra reduces the number of oxidants in the liver that can cause discomfort or future health problems. By intaking schisandra, people have actually been able to improve the health of their liver and improve cell growth.

Schisandra Can Help You Sleep Peacefully During Those Restless Nights
You’ve probably noticed that it’s harder to have a restful sleep when you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed. While it is a very common problem, people shouldn’t be deprived of their sleep. As an adaptogen, schisandra can help your mind and body reduce the negative effects that physical, emotional, or environmental stressors can cause. These effects include impaired concentration, fatigue, altered mood, and even insomnia.

When our mind and body are able to relax, we are able to get a good night’s rest. In fact, that is why we use it as one of the ingredients in our Andi Lynn’s Pillow Drops! Our Pillow Drops are designed to help reduce your stress at bedtime and get a deeper, more restful sleep. So, if you are having a hard time getting a good night’s sleep, consider trying the power of the schisandra in Andi Lynn’s Pillow Drops.

 

 

Even Royalty Used the Antioxidant Power of Schisandra to Promote Healthy, Beautiful Skin

In addition to the advantages schisandra can do for your body internally, this berry can also keep our skin looking radiant and youthful externally. How?  As mentioned earlier, antioxidants help slow down the oxidation process. You witness oxidation on a daily basis, for example when you cut an apple and watch it slowly turn brown. The same thing is happening to our skin! Oxidation is damaging our skin.

Because schisandra is also an astringent, it can also help tighten up your skin. Similar to toner, an astringent can keep your skin looking soft and reduce the appearance of pores and wrinkles. It’s no wonder Chinese royalty cherished schisandra to keep them looking young and beautiful!

How Do You Use Schisandra?
From making a hot or iced tea with dried berries to using Pillow Drops, there are a variety of methods to benefit from the power of this unique fruit. We’d love to hear from you guys. Leave a comment below about how you use schisandra or Andi Lynn’s Pillow Drops (which has schisandra as one of its ingredients) and the great experiences you have had.

 

The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

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Casas-Grajales, S., & Muriel, P. (2015). Antioxidants in liver health. World journal of gastrointestinal pharmacology and therapeutics, 6(3), 59-72. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4526841/

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