Definition of schizandra in English:

schizandra

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Pronunciation: /skɪtˈsandrə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A Chinese herb whose berries are credited with various stimulant or medicinal properties.
    • Schisandra chinensis, family Schisandraceae
    More example sentences
    • He prescribed a formula of herbs that includes schizandra, silymarin, milk thistle, licorice, dandelion and burdock as well as some Chinese herbs.
    • In the absence of cough during the summer months (with of course spleen qi and yin deficiency): add ginseng with schizandra and ophiopogon in equal amounts to rescue the lungs from fire evils.
    • Herbs to calm the heart and sedate the spirit and for uprising qi include: oyster shell, dragon bone, magnetite, tortoise shell, fu shen, polygala, zizyphus spinoza, uncaria and schizandra.

Origin

mid 19th century: modern Latin Schisandra, formed as schizo- + Greek andr-, anēr man, on account of the divided stamens.

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