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Schisandra Fruit (Wu Wei Zei)

Schisandra Berries ( Fruit)  Forms and Sizes are listed below

Properties

  • Sour
  • Warm
  • Heart
  • Kidney
  • Liver Support
  • Tonic
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Concentration
  • Reduce Stress Hormones
  • Prevents Menal Fatigue
  • Hepatitis
  • Relaxant
  • Lung

Pin Yin Name

  • Wu Wei Zei

Other Names

  • Schisandra
  • Schizandra
  • Schisandra Berries
  • Schisandra Berry

Chemical Compounds of Schisandra Fruit

  • Schisandrins
  • Schizandrol

About Schisandra Fruit (Wu Wei Zei)

Schisandra fruit (also called schisandra berries) is known as the "herb that does it all." In traditional Chinese medicine, the herb is used to calm the mind while creating a tranquil environment. This fruit may help strengthen the immune system, build up energy levels, and relieve mild cases of depression.  The definition  Berries: A fleshy fruit that contains small seeds, the whole pericarp of which is fleshy or pulpy.

Schisandra fruit is fully ripened in the fall and usually appears as numerous spikes of tiny, bright red berries. The berries have sweet, sour, hot, salty and bitter tastes--hence the Chinese name "Wu Wei Zi" or five-flavored herb. Wu Wei Zi is the food or herb that is considered as a complete meal as far as Chinese medicine is concerned. It is a prized food product because it contains all the five tastes of the Chinese diet. Schisandra fruit is commonly used in Chinese herbalism, where it is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs. It is an excellent tonic and restorative, helping in stressful times and increasing zest for life.

Schisandra fruit is one of the most wonderful herbs for beautifying and is China's premier anti-aging herb. It is used to beautify and protect the skin from damaging elements. Wu Wei Zi is considered the counter-part to Quang Qi and especially effective for people with restless thoughts. Research has shown that schisandra has adaptogenic properties. Schisandra also seems to be effective in detoxification of the liver and is said to support the water of the genital organs  -- which is why it is a key ingredient in many sexual tonics for both men and women. 

Cautions

  • Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. 

How to Use Bulk Herbs

 Extracts & Tinctures Capsules Teas & Infusions Cooking & Spices Decoctions

References

  • "Schisandra: Ultimate Superberry." Medicine Hunter. <http://www.medicinehunter.com/schisandra>.
  • "Schisandra: Information from Answers.com." Answers.com. <http://www.answers.com/topic/schisandra>.
  • "Schisandra Strengthens Your Liver and Increases Glutathione Production!" Smart Publications. <http://www.smart-publications.com/articles/schisandra-strengthens-your-liver-and-increases-glutathione-production>.
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