- Helps to support liver function
- Used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve digestive
- Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a liver protectant
The combination of Schisandra Rosemary and St Mary’s including dibenzocyclooctene lignans phenolic diterpenes (including carnosol and rosmarinic acid) other terpenesflavonoids and flavanolignans (collectively known as silybin or silymarin). The St Mary’s Thistle component of this tablet is standardized to contain 24 mg of flavanolignans per tablet to ensure optimal strength and quality.
Schisandra is a well-known Chinese herb however it is not well known that two species of Schisandra are used in TCM the phytochemical profile of each being very different. Schisandra chinensis (northern Schisandra) is the preferred species in TCM and by Western health care professionals. It contains compounds called schisandrins (schisandrin gomisin A deoxyschisandrin gomisin N and wuweizizu C) which are believed responsible for the therapeutic effects. Southern Schisandra Schisandra spenanthera (see Product X in the trace) is considered inferior due to lower levels of schisandrins however it is often used interchangeably with Schisandra chinensis. Manufacturers therefore need to be very careful to avoid substitution with Schisandra spenanthera. The species are readily distinguishable morphologically and by HPLC. MediHerb routinely uses HPLC to ensure the correct identity and guarantee consistent levels of schisandrins.