Derived from a “deciduous woody vine” is an essential oil known as Schisandra Chinensis oil. This oil has been extracted from a vine belonging to the “Schisandra Chinensis” species in the plant kingdom. Furthermore, this oil is obtained from a fruit known as “magnolia berry” (which is dehydrated) using the CO2 extraction process. In addition, this oil is reddish-brown in colour, and comprises of a mild aroma and a sweet-sour odour. The vine from which this oil is extracted is mainly cultivated in Korea, China, and Russia.
A. Chemical constituents of Schisandra Chinensis Oil:
This oil is derived from a fruit known as “magnolia berry” belonging to the “Schisandra Chinensis” species in the plant kingdom. In addition, this oil comprises of organic compounds such as lignans, schisandrin, deoxyschisandrin, gomisins, and pregomisin.
B. The uses and benefits of Schisandra Chinensis Oil:
There are a number of health related benefits that an individual can obtain by using this oil. However, one should also consider the adverse reactions or side effects reported from its use:
This oil when used exhibits an “antidepressant” property and thereby serves by suppressing depression.
This oil serves as an “aphrodisiac” when used by stimulating sexual desire in an individual.
This oil when used serves as an “analgesic” by relieving pain caused by headaches, sprains etc.
This oil when used helps induce sleep mainly in individuals suffering from insomnia, and thereby serves as a hypnotic.
This oil also serves as a “digestive” when used, and thereby helps in normal digestion by regulating the secretion of gastric juices etc in the stomach.
C. The adverse effects of Schisandra Chinensis Oil:
There are a couple of adverse effects that may occur on using this oil. They are as follows: