Schisandra Berries have been important in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. Just a few of its uses in China and other parts of Asia have been as a tonic to balance and restore energy, increase the volume and flow of sexual fluids and reduce irritability and palpitations. Schisandra (also Schizandra) is known in China as "Wu Wei Zi" which means "five-flavored seed" because its flavor is described as being sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and sharp.
Schisandra is used as a tea and to make extracts and other herbal preparations. The tea is delicious and relaxing. Modern scientific studies have indicated a wide variety of benefits from the Schisandra berry and seed.
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