As we mentioned in previous articles, infertility is defined as inability of a couple to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. It affects over 5 million couples alone in the U. S. and many times more in the world. Because of unawareness of treatments, only 10% seeks help from professional specialist.We have spent most of the time in this series discussing the conventional and Chinese medicine in treating fertility. I believe, it is the best time to change the subject by discussing how to treat infertility with schizandra chinensis.
Schisandra chinensis is also known as wu wei zi in traditional Chinese medicine, native to Northern China and Russian. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine in treating all kinds of liver diseases.
II. How schizandra chinensis effects fertility
Since liver plays a vital role in transforming and clearing chemicals. Weakened liver reduces the liver function in secreting bile in regulating the normal function of spleen in production of insulin, leading to infertility.
Lignans are considered a phytoestrogen which helps to occupy the estrogen receptor sites in the body, resulting in lessening the risk of over production of bad estrogen during menstrual cycle that causes hormone imbalance and disrupt the natural process of conception.
Since schizandra chinensis is an adaptogen, it helps o to increase the body’s resistance to stress, trauma, anxiety and fatigue and promotes over health resulting in normalizing the reproductive system function in the process of natural fertility.
4. Immune system
It is also contains antioxidant property that helps our immune system in fighting against any reproductive infection and inflammation as well as protecting immune abnormal function in attacking our own body tissues.
5. Aphrodisiac property
It also helps helps to increase kidney function in conserving the kidney fluid until the appropriate time of release, thus consuming schizandrae will increase the sperm quality and sperm count as well as sexual desire in men and women alike.
III. Side effects
No side effect is known, if it is not overdosed