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schizandra Syllabification: schiz·an·dra
Pronunciation: /skitˈsandrə/

Definition of schizandra in English:


A Chinese herb whose berries are credited with various stimulant or medicinal properties. Also called magnolia vine.
  • Schisandra chinensis, family Magnoliaceae
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.


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

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