Schisandra Fruit CO2-to extract, Variety Sphenanthera
Schisandra sphenanthera – Fruit, dried
By supercritical fluid extraction with natural carbon dioxide, no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, no reproducible microorganisms .
The extract contains essential oil and fatty oil with a high content of linoleic acid. Furthermore the extract contains a high content of unsaponifiables with specific dibenzo[a,c] yclooctadiene lignans of the gomisin and schizandrin types and anwulignan (2,3-dimethyl-1,4-diarylbutaen-lignane).
The fruits of Schisandra sphenanthera are used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat chronic coughing, frequent urination, diarrhea, diabetes and insomnia . Studies also show that the extract has anti-inflammatory and photoprotective properties .*
According to our current knowledge, only the variety Chinensis is not a novel food in food supplements. We are not aware of any use of the variety Sphenanthera in the EU before 15.05.1997. Therefore we recommend the use of the extract in the EU only for cosmetic products.*
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Schisandra sphenanthera extract is suitable in cosmetic products for sensitive and stressed skin. Due to its photoprotective effect it may also be used in sunscreens and after sun products .*
 P. Manninen, E. Häivälä, S. Sarimo, H. Kallio : Distribution of microbes in supercritical CO2 extraction of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) oils : Zeitschrift für Lebensmitteluntersuchung und -Forschung / Springerverlag (1997) 204: 202-205
 Hsin-Chan Huang, Yu-Chi Lin, Ahmed Eid Fazary, I-Wen Lo, Chia-Ching Liaw, Yi-Zsau Huang, Shorong-Shii Liou, Ya-Ching Shen : New and bioactive lignans from the fruits of Schisandra sphenanthera : Food Chemistry 128 (2011) 348–357
 Constance Huyke, Kathrin Engel, Birgit Simon-Haarhaus, Karl-Werner Quirin, Christoph M. Schempp : Composition and Biological Activity of Different Extracts from Schisandra sphenanthera and Schisandra chinensis : Planta Med 2007, 73, 1116-1126