Prepared as a tea, alone or in combination with other adaptogenic plants, Schisandra berries have a robust citrus flavor that is a perfect match for any natural sweetener. Known as the five flavored berry (Wu Wei Zi) because of how its taste combines sweet, sour, bitter and other taste sensations, it grown in China’s northeast Liaoning province, and is among the fundamental ingredients used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for improving energy and mental health.
The berries contain a chemical called Schisandrin which stimulates liver cell regrowth and enhances that organ’s natural enzymes. Other medicinal usage of Schisandra berries include the treatment of high cholesterol, insomnia and other sleep disorders, nerve pain, and can have a positive effect on depression and irritability.
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