Schisandra chinensis


Schisandra chinensis

In Chinese, Schisandra is known as wu wei zi, translated as “five-flavor fruit”, based on its five tastes (salty, sweet, sour, pungent, and bitter). The fruit of Schisandra is used for medicinal purposes. It helps liver regeneration, lowers elevated liver enzymes in people with hepatitis, is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and used in Russia as an adaptogen (increases attention, concentration, coordination, endurance, and strength).

I usually combine it with other herbs to treat the liver and where an adaptogenic and tonic activity is also needed if the person is stressed. It is part of my “Liver tonic“.


About Naturopathy by Savvas Ioannides
Savvas Ioannides is a Naturopathic, Herbal and GAPS Diet practitioner who studied at Nature Care College in Sydney. Savvas uses holistic and natural therapies including Herbal remedies and Nutrition to boost your vitality and help you achieve optimum levels of health.

3 Responses to Schisandra chinensis

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  3. bailliebruce says:

    Schisandra Chinensis is actually a deciduous woody vine native and is utilized as performance enhancer and got an unusual combination of flavors like sour, sweet, salty and even spicy. It do include a cluster of health benefits.


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