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Schisandra Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings

  • Use caution if you have liver disease and consult with your physician.
    - Am J Chin Med 2000;28(3-4):351-60 -- Clinical and pharmacological studies on liver diseases treated with Kampo herbal medicine. -- Cyong JC, Ki SM, Iijima K, Kobayashi T, Furuya M.

  • May increase liver size and blood flow to the liver as well as bile secretion.
    - Nippon Yakurigaku Zasshi 1988 Apr;91(4):237-44 -- Effect of gomisin A (TJN-101), a lignan compound isolated from Schisandra fruits, on liver function in rats -- Takeda S, Arai I, Hasegawa M, Tatsugi A, Aburada M, Hosoya E.

  • May cause upset stomach, hives or decrease in appetite.
    - American Herbal Product Association’s Botanical Safety Handbook. -- McGuffin M, Hobbs C, Upton R, et al. 1997, 104.

last update: March 2014

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