Schisandra chinensis

Family Schisandraceae
Scientific name Schisandra chinensis (Turczaninow) Baillon
Synonyms Kadsura chinensis Turczaninow; Maximowiczia amurensis Ruprecht; Maximowiczia chinensis (Turczaninow) Ruprecht ex Maximowicz; Maximowiczia japonica A. Gray ex K. Koch; Maximowiczia sinensis Ruprecht; Schisandra chinensis (Turczaninow) Baillon var. glabra Nakai ex Mori; Schisandra chinensis (Turczaninow) Baillon var. typica Nakai; Sphaerostema japonica Siebold & Zuccarini; Sphaerostema japonicum A. Gray
Common name (Japanese common name) chosen gomishi (チョウセンゴミシ, 朝鮮五味子 [Korean five flavor fruit])
(English common name) five flavor fruit, magnolia vine, schisandra
Distribution (Japan) Honshu (Gif Prefecture, Aichi Prefecture)
(Other nations) Russia, Korea, China
Chromosomal number 2n=28
Description Leaves 3-10cm long. Flowers pale yellow ca. 1cm long, flowering in June to July. Fruits red ca. 7mm. Deciduous. Vine.
Reference Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill.
Inhibitors of Adenosine 3', 5'-Cyclic Monophosphate Phosphodiesterase from Schisandra chinensis and the Structure Activity Relationship of Lignans
Pharmaceutical composition containing pure San-Mai-Sen (US Patent 4684628/1987)
Herbal smoking materials (US Patent 5135010/1992)
Process for preparation of dibenzocyclooctadiene type lignan (US Patent 5484595/1996)
Method for resolving racemic compounds (US Patent 5504221/1996)
Herbal formulations with nacre (US Patent 5807554/1998)
Sugar imbalance and diabetes treating herbal formulation (US Patent 6093403/2000)
Process for the preparation of a stable, homogeneous, extract free or nearly free from secondary reaction products (US Patent 6207164/2001)
Recombinant pinoresinol/lariciresinol reductase, recombinant dirigent protein, and methods of use (US Patent 6210942/2001)
Dietary supplement containing a thermogenic substance and an adrenal support substance (US Patent 6277396/2001)
Medicinal herbal composition for treating liver diseases and HIV (US Patent 6455078/2002)
Method of increasing the presence of glutathione in cells (US Patent 6495170/2002)
Turmeric-containing cooking oils and fats (US Patent 6497908/2002)
Pharmaceutical composition for treating angiocardiopathy and the method of producing thereof (US Patent 6596321/2003)
Plant drug for treatment of liver disease (US Patent 6605305/2003)
Nucleotide sequences encoding pinoresinol/lariciresinol reductase proteins and their methods of use (US Patent 6635459/2003)
Herbal compositions and uses for the treatment of allergic reactions (US Patent 6814985/2004)
Method of using fermented glycine max (L) extract for enhancing natural killer cell activity (US Patent 6733801/2004)
Herbal pharmaceutical composition for treatment of HIV/AIDS patients (US Patent 6696094/2004)
Herbal compositions for prostate conditions (US Patent 6790464/2004)
Anti-neoplastic drug (US Patent 6911221/2005)
Pharmaceutical composition having prophylactic effects on lamivudine-related disease relapse and drug resistance and methods of using the same (US Patent 6855346/2005)
Compositions and methods for prostate and kidney health and disorders, an herbal preparation (US Patent 6855344/2005)
Herbal composition for treating allergic disorders and method for making the same (US Patent 6958162/2005)
Compositions and methods useful for treating and preventing chronic liver disease, chronic HCV infection and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (US Patent 7078064/2006)
Compositions for removal of toxins (US Patent 7147876/2006)
Methods and compositions for treating vascular dementia (US Patent 7078202/2006)
Methods and compositions for treating nephrotic syndrome (US Patent 6977168/2006)
Methods and compositions for treating epilepsy (US Patent 7297522/2007)
Schisandrin B preparation (US Patent 7276257/2007)
Methods and compositions for treating male sexual dysfunction (US Patent 7259001/2007)
Oral compositions for white blood cell activation and proliferation (US Patent 7256026/2007)
Composition for treatment of asthma (US Patent 7255884/2007)
Methods and compositions for treating gastroparesis (US Patent 7208159/2007)
Method to prepare compositions comprising yeast treated with electromagnetic energy (US Patent 7201906/2007)
Biological compositions and methods for treatment of cervical cancer (US Patent 7172889/2007)
Note Traditional mecical plants in Hokkaido.

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