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Schisandra Berries

Schisandra berries in Chinese is Wu Wei Zi, which means five flavoured berry because of it has all the five flavours, sweet, sour salty, bitter and pungent. The flavours are said to be associated with different organs in the body and having all the flavours in this one berry it can positively affect the whole body system.

As Grand Materia Medica says “sourness and saltiness enter the Liver and tonify the kidneys, acridity and bitterness enter the Heart and tonify the lungs, and sweetness enters the middle palace and augments the spleen and stomach.”

  • Liver function

Schisandra is known to have an ability to strenthen and protect the liver, helping the detoxification process . Dozens of studies have proven the potency of schisdanra including healting fatty liver disease. It has shown to decrease liver enzymes, increase cytochrome P450 activity and accelerating the prolification of hepatocytes, which is instrumental for liver repair and regeneration.

  • Skin health

By decreasing the amount of free radicals, schisandra can protect skin cells from DNA injury. DNA injury can accelerate wrinkles, sun damaged damage and pigmentation. Because of its astringent quality schisandra may help keep the moisture in the skin.

Schisandra’s ability to fight inflammation can contribute to overall repairs and other inflammatory reactions on the skin.

Extracts of schisandra has been used in cosmetic preparations, to purify and strengthen the protective barrier of the skin and soothe irritation.

  • Sexual health

Researchers show that schisandra may be beneficial for fertility and improving sexual function. It may help promote strong libido, prevent sexual dysfunction like impotence.

Schisandra may also have a positive influence on healthy hormone production including estrogen.

  • Immunity

The immunostimulatroy, immunomodulatory and anti-tumor action of polysaccharide from schisandra has been proved. As well as antiviral and antibacterial activity.

  • as an Adaptogen

Schisandra is considered an adaptogen, which means that it can help you adapt to different stressors in life. It is shown to reduce corticosterone (stress hormone) in animals and control the changes in adrenaline and se

  • Mental and physical performance

TCM has used shcisandra to naturally improve mental capacities and promote concentration. The way it does is not like caffein does. shcisandra as an adaptogen can support adreanals and leave the body to focus on mitohondria and ATP production.

We offer schisandra in two forms. If your health regime includes smoothies and juices you may enjoy using 10:1 extract powder. It is already extracted so all you need to do is to add it to your drinks or food. The schizandra berries used in this extract are wild-harvested.

Schisandra berries 10:1 extract

If you enjoy making tea you may like to try whole organic schisandra berries. I usually infuse in hot water for at least 5 minutes or simmer for a very short time.

Whole schisandra berry

I also have alchemy blends with the schisandra extract

Goddess secret – Radiant beauty comes from within. This formula includes the herbs that have been highly praised as beauty tonics for centuries.

Passion – A blend of aphrodisiac herbs to ignite sexual and creative energy in and out of the bedroom. These herbs are traditionally used to promote sexual vitality, stamina, desire and improve sexual performance.

I have put together a recipe for you to try. Because of its complexity, with a dominant sour taste, it works better with sour and refreshing flavour profile.

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