Schisandra | Enhances Reflexes & Work Performance
The Chinese name for Schisandra is Wu Wei Zi, which means, “Five flavors fruit.” According to Chinese medical traditions, Schisandra berries have all five flavors (sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, and salty) recognized in that culture.
The peel and flesh are sweet and sour, the seed is tart and bitter, and the whole fruit is salty. Because it has all of the tastes, it benefits the five yin organs: the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, and spleen.
This herb was considered so useful that in the late sixteenth century, officials in the Hezhong prefecture (territory) sent large quantities of it to the emperor as a tribute.
The Japanese called Schisandra ‘Gomishi’ and used it for people with coughs, weakness, excess phlegm, and “hood vertigo” (a feeling of congestion and constriction around the head).
In Korea, it is called ‘omija,’ and the Koreans use it very much like the Japanese. In Hong Kong, it is known as ‘ng may gee’ and is used for people with dysentery, wheezing, jaundice, and spermatorrhea.
In modern Chinese medicine, Schisandra is used to ‘astringe the jing.’ This means it is used to control diarrhea, frequent urination, excessive vaginal discharge, and premature ejaculation. Because it dries up excess fluids, it also is used along with astragalus and
Chinese dogwood fruit to control excess sweating, night sweats, and menopausal sweating. Schisandra frequently is used when the kidneys are not grasping the lung Qi. In Chinese medical theory, the kidneys help the lungs to inhale fully. When the kidneys are weak, the person has difficulty taking a full breath.
Schisandra fruit, because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-asthmatic effects, is beneficial for people who have asthma with wheezing, wet coughs, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. It also calms the Shen and is effective for people with stress-induced palpitations, deficient insomnia, anxiety, and bad dreams.
Helps regenerate hepatocytes
Increases hepatic glutathione
Essential liver antioxidant
Protects against chemical and drug-induced liver damage
Enhances reflexes, work performance, and mental activity
Ingredients: Wild harvested Schisandra Berry
Parts Used: Berries
Forms: Two ounces of powder or 60 vegetable capsules (550-600 mg).
How to use:
Powder: Take one tsp of dried powder in 8 oz. of favorite juice or smoothie, two times a day.
Capsules: Take 2-4 capsules twice a day with water or a favorite beverage.
The gel caps we use are Vegicaps (vegetable) and are all natural. No Animal By-Products, Starch Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free, Ethylene Oxide and Sulfite FREE!
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