Schisandra (Schisandra Chinensis)
Schisandra holds a well-respected place in history, treasured by Taoist masters and Chinese emperors and is considered one of the most highly protective of all medicinal plants.
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).
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 harmonising how the systems work together.
Animal studies have shown that Schisandra provides significant protection against chemical and drug induced liver damage and promotes healing of existing damage.
It is also known as an anti-aging herb, once cherished for longevity and beauty. Schisandra is thought to have an amazing ability to radiate the skin by enhancing skin tone and elasticity - the theory says, with 100 days of use, your skin will glow and your energy will greatly improve.
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