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Schisandraceae is a family of flowering plants with 3 known genera and a total of 92 known species. Schisandra Chinensis is a member of the Schisandraceae family and commonly known as “Wu Wei Zi.” It is initially found in northern China and neighboring Russian and Korean regions. It is used for the treatment of cough, asthma, nocturnal emissions, and chronic diarrhea in traditional Chinese herbal medicines. Lignans (schizandrin, deoxyschizandrin, gomisin) triterpenes, and volatile oils are the main bioactive components of S. Chinensis.

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