Schisandra chinensis


Other Names:

Schizandrin, Wu Wei Zi


  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antitumor
  • Hepatoprotective
  • Cardioprotective
  • Immunity
Schisandra is a phytochemical lignan isolated from the fruit of the Schisandra chinensis plant. It has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to treat liver conditions, coughs, stomach disorders, and as a tonic to improve vitality.

Poultry Specific Studies

TypePlant PartDosageSpecific useResultsRef
Hens1% dietheat stressEnhanced egg production, immune function, and antioxidant status during heat stress.D Ma et al., 2007
Broilers10 g/kg of dietimmunitySignificantly improved antibody titres against Newcastle disease virus and lymphocyte proliferation of broilers.D Ma et al., 2007
Broilerspowder1-2% of dietimmunityDecreased serum cholesterol.Y Kim et al.,2013
Chickens50-200 mg/kg of dietlung protection, antiinflammatoryDisplayed antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity against APEC-induced lung lesions in chickens, paving the way for rational use of schizandrin as a protective agent against lung-related inflammatory disease.M Yuan et al., 2020