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Chinese Magnoliavine Fruit


Chinese Name Wuweizi

Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis

English Name

Chinese Magnoliavine Fruit

Key Characteristics

Herb that astringes the lung and intestines

Source Dried fruit of Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Barll(Fam.Magnoliaceae).
Property, Flavor and Meridians Entered

Sour, sweet, warm; Lung, Heart, Kindey


To astringe, replenish qi, promote production of body fluids, tonify the kidney and induce sedation


Chronic cough and dyspnea, nocturnal emission, spermatorrhea, enuresis, frequent urination, protracted diarrhea, spontaneous sweating, night sweating, impairment of body fluids with thirst, shortness of breath and feeble pulse, wasting thirst due to internal heat, palpitation and insomnia, in addition, used for severe asthma, coronary heart disease, neurosis and Keshan disease


It is not suggested to prescribe to those with an internal heat, or cough or measles at the early stage.

Chemical Composition

It contains volatile oil, organic acids, tannin, lignan compounds, glycoside and vitamins.


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