Schisandra is a hardy shrub commonly found in East Asia, and primarily in China. The plant can grow in virtually in all soil. It is also known as "Wu Wei Zi" (Schisandra chinensis), which means "five flavours" in Chinese. Schisandra is also known as Magnolia vine with its ability to grow upwards in a creeping fashion. An ornamental plant found in many fine gardens throughout the world, but native to Asian countries with the largest exporting country being China. Indeed, its flavour is unique, including sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and spicy. Therefore, if you are looking for a sweet thing, then Schisandra is not the right thing for you.
The fruits of Schisandra are berries, and often sun-dried for medicinal use. The dried berries can also be further processed to powder form, which is easier for our consumption. Traditional Chinese medicine thinks Schisandra can enhance liver and kidney functions. Therefore Chinese doctors often include Schisandra (along with other herbs) in their prescriptions to treat some impotency problem. In addition, it is also found the Schisandra has the sedative characters, that may explain why Chinese medicine also uses it for treating insomnia. It can arrest mucous discharges, and increase mental efficiency such as concentration, fine co-ordination, sensitivity and endurance.
Schisandra´s benefical effects
- helps to improve physical and mental performance
- contributes to liver health
- maintenance of normal liver function and additionally supports the digestion and the body´s purification
- contribution to the physical well-being
- tonic effect on the human body
- slows down the ageing of cells
- protects against free radicals thanks to antioxidants properties
Recommended intake: Mix 3g (1 tsp.) a day of Schisandra powder into fruit or vegetable juices, smoothies or plant-based yogurts
Ingredients: 100 % organic schisandra berry powder
|Nutritional Facts||Serving Size: teaspoon (3 g)|
|Energy||46 kJ/ 11 kcal|
|Saturated Fat||0,02 g|
** Occurs only in natural sodium form
Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dark and dry place. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. There is no substitute for a varied diet. Not for children under 3 years of age, pregnant and nursing women.
|Country of Origin:||China|
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