Schisandra, pronounced shiz’-an-dra, holds a top spot in traditional Chinese medicine because of its superior medicinal benefits. It has been used for over 2,000 years, and despite this long history, schisandra is still relatively unknown in the US.
The “Five Flavored Fruit”
The bright red berries grow in clusters on vines, similar to grapes. Schisandra berry is known as the “Five Flavored Fruit” because its taste offers the full spectrum of flavor possibilities: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and pungent (or spicy), with sour being the predominant flavor.
In Chinese herbal medicine, it’s believed these five flavors are indicative of the five organ systems within the body—the liver, spleen, kidneys, lungs, and heart. So the berry is great for balancing and harmonizing how the systems work together.
Numerous Incredible Benefits
Combats Stress: Schisandra berry is a powerful adaptogen, meaning it helps us deal with all kinds of stress (physical, mental, emotional, environmental, and social). It h...Read More