Chinese name: 五味子 (Wu wei zi)
Scientific names: Schisandra chinensis
Other name used: Schisandre, Schisandra berries
Benefits of Schisandra chinensis at a glance
- Boosting the immune system
- Antioxidant effect
- Adaptogenic effect
- Improvement of liver function
- Improvement of sleep quality
Botany and Origins
Schisandra chinensis is a bush from the Schisandraceae family. It produces red or yellow berries that have a unique taste of five flavors: sour, sweet, bitter, salty and spicy. These berries are used in traditional medicine for their medicinal properties.
Schisandra chinensis is native to Asia, specifically China, Korea and Japan.
Schisandra chinensis has been used for centuries in traditional Asian medicine for its medicinal properties. It is considered a general tonic to boost the immune system and improve overall health.
Medicinal properties of Schisandra chinensis
Category in traditional Chinese medicine
Schisandra chinensis is used in traditional Chinese medicine for its adaptogenic, tonic and antioxidant properties.
Part of the plant used in our infusions
Schisandra chinensis berries are used to prepare infusions to treat various conditions.
Benefits of Schisandra chinensis
Boosting the immunesystem
The adaptogenic properties of Schisandra chinensis make it an effective remedy for boosting the immune system.
Schisandra chinensis has high levels of antioxidants, which help to protect the body against free radical damage and slow down the aging process.
Schisandra chinensis has adaptogenic properties, meaning it helps the body adapt to stress and improves overall physical and mental performance.
Improvement of liver function
Schisandra chinensis has been shown to improve liver function and protect the liver against damage.
Improvement of sleep quality
Schisandra chinensis has been used traditionally to improve sleep quality, as it is considered to have a calming effect on the body and mind.