Our Wild Shisandra (Schizandra) chinensis (五味子 in Chinese, pinyin: wǔ wèi zi), literally "five flavor berry" gets its name due to the fact that it contains all five flavors of Chinese Medicine which are sour, sweet, salty, bitter and pungent. It is a deciduous woody vine native to forests of Northeast China and the Russian Far East (from Chang Bai Mountain in northern China).
Shisandra has been used throughout China and Russia for over a millenia for it's outstanding health benefits. It has been used by Chinese Athletes, martial artists and Qigong practitioners as a "Qi Tonic" due to it's powerfully energizing and endurance enhancing effects. Our wild Schisandra is carefully sun-dried to preserve the many health benefits that this wonderful berry offers.
Increase Energy* Fight Fatigue* Reduce Stress* Protective Antioxidant* Anti-inflammatory* Adaptogenic* Enhance Physical Performance* Increase Endurance* Improve Concentration* Improve Coordination* Liver Protective Benefits* Beautify the Skin* Traditional Chinese Medicine Benefits
Act as an astringent for the Qi of the lungs and Kidneys Restrain the essence to treat diarrhea Stop excessive sweating from deficiency of Yin or Yang Calm the spirit by refreshing the heart and kidneys Generate body fluid and reduce thirst.
* Strong Sweet and Sour * Lightly salty, bitter and pungent