Chinese Magnolia

Chinese Magnolia
Fig. 40. Schisandra chinensis (right - fruits and seed).

Chinese Magnolia [ Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill.] - wild plant. Active substances seeds or fruits - schisandrin and other lihanova connection. Tincture or seeds powder (or fruits) - a means of stimulating the Central nervous system for fatigue, drowsiness. Take 20-30 drops of tincture 2-3 times a day. Contraindicated in nervous anxiety, insomnia, hypertension, heart disorders.
Now it is not unusual to meet in the garden, climbing plant, covered with bright red berries. The Magnolia-vine, a native of Primorsky Krai, liked the Central band of our country. It is not bad myself here feels.
In Chinese medicine, Magnolia-vine is called berry five tastes. The pulp of the fruits he has a very sour, more acidic lemon, and the skin is sweet, seeds unpleasant and bitter taste, and all the "pit" salty taste.
In medicine used drugs from seeds, schisandra fruit which stimulate and tone the Central nervous system, cardiac function, increase blood pressure, stimulates the protective mechanisms of the organism. In healthy people, but tired of physical and mental labor preparations of schisandra have a stimulating and tonic effect, increases sensitivity to light of view.
Plot for schisandra take with good lighting. The earth should be fertile, friable, wet, soiled sheet humus. Seeds, postratification within two-month period the seedbed preparation for acceleration of germination), fill in the soil at a depth of 1,5-2 see Fresh seeds can be sown under winter in boxes or on the beds.
In the first year of life, the seedlings of lemon grass grow very slowly, reaching to fall only 5-6 see And then, year after year, all of the above will climb the stalks lemongrass, harboring beautiful greenery, fence, arch or trellis, specially choreographed for him.
In early summer, dark green foliage suddenly decorated with a thick frost is the white flowers blossomed. And in the autumn on flexible stalks will be consumed clusters of berries: each the size of small currant. In the brush them can be up to 40 pieces. From one plant can collect up to 5 kg