Other: schizadra, northern schisandra
Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill.
Plant Family: Schisandraceae
Our Freeze-Dried Schisandra Berry powder comes from a family owned organic farm in the New England area of the United States. Yes! A domestically grown schisandra berry, that is hand-picked and processed with care. This American grown schisandra powder is bold and vibrant. There are no fillers added to this powder so it may clump a little over time due to the nature of a freeze-dried product. These clumps are easily broken up.
Chinese folklore says that Schisandra can “calm the heart and quiet the spirit”, and it has a long history in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Schisandra, also known as Magnolia vine due to its ability to grow upwards in a creeping fashion, is a native to Northern China, Russia, and parts of Korea. An ornamental plant found in many fine gardens throughout the world, schisandra is a woody vine with bright red berries. The most popular use can be recorded in China and Russia. Its Chinese name is wu-wei-zi, which means five taste fruit. Schisandra has a usually sour, sweet, bitter, warm, and salty taste, hence the name “five taste”. Russian hunters have consumed it for centuries as a tea to help with fatigue.
Uses And Preparations
Some users take 1 teaspoon a day and it makes a lovely infusion in fruit juice. Pour ½ cup to a 1-gallon pitcher of a dark fruit juice and allow it to soak for 1 day. Strain and drink as necessary. Schisandra can also be added to tea decoctions, herbal brews (soft simmer) and is effective as a liquid herbal extract and herbal capsule. One can also make an effective Schisandra syrup by allowing the berries to soak in Glycerin for 1 month. For convenience it may be taken as a capsule or extract.
Up to 19% of the fruits weight consists of lignans.
Specific: Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before taking with medications. Not for use during pregnancy or if breastfeeding except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.