Schizandra is a woody, climbing vine with oval pink leaves, bright red berries and is related to the magnolia. Not particularly palatable as a culinary herb but is used to make teas, wines, cordials, and syrups. Its Chinese name is wu-wei-zi, which means five taste fruit because it usually has a sour, sweet, bitter, warm, and salty taste. Chinese folklore says that Schisandra can "calm the heart and quiet the spirit", and it has a long history in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The Schisandra berry is a complex herb and a high concentration of antioxidant compounds and is known as an adaptogenic agent that is said to have anti-inflammatory properties and help balance hormones naturally. It’s most well-known for boosting liver function and helping with adrenal functions. Schisandra is used to promote a balance between yin and yang.
Dried Berries / Whole
TISANE "HERBAL" TEA BREW TIMES:
Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes
Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes
Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes
*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.
Hot Cocoa Schisandra Berry Moon Milk
Gluten-Free Schisandra Berry Bites
Schisandra Berry Syrup
Schisandra Berries Whole
Specific: The white film on these berries is the crystallization of sucrose from the berry. Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before taking with medications. Not for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets.
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