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Schisandra Side Effects and Warnings

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Safety Issues

Studies in mice, rats, and pigs have found schisandra to be relatively nontoxic. 1 Noticeable side effects are apparently rare, though upset stomach and allergic reactions have been reported. 2 Safety in pregnant or nursing women, children, or people with severe liver or kidney disease has not been established.

References

  1. Hancke JL, Burgos RA, Ahumada F. Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill. Fitoterapia. 1999;70:451-471.
  2. McGuffin M, ed. American Herbal Products Association’s Botanical Safety Handbook. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press; 1997:104.
 
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