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Schisandra Berries - Organic


Organic Schisandra Berries Tea is a Famous Tonic, Traditionally used by Royalty & Master Herbalists. Contains the Three Treasures known as Jing, Qi & Shen.


Schisandra is a famous tonic traditionally used by both royalty and master herbalists. It is one of the few herbs that contain the three treasures known as Jing, Qi and Shen. Traditionally used for enhancing the energy. It is mildly calming and helps strengthening. As a tonic it supports overall vitality. Schisandra berry, officially known as Schisandra Chinensis, is not yet well known in the New Zealand.

But the Schisandra fruit, also known as wu Wei zi (five flavour fruit), has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Exalted as one of the most powerful “youth tonics”. The powerful astringent properties of Schisandra Berry make it one of he most transformational beauty supplements of all time.

Schisandra has all five tastes and supports all five "elements". To the Chinese way of thinking that means it supports the overall Wellness. To the western way of thinking, this often means the herb or botanical helps to relax.


Dosage - To make a Schisandra berry tea you start with 1 - 2 Tbsp of dried berries. Add them to 250 ml of water and soft simmer for 5-10 minutes and then allow the liquid to steep for another 20 to 30 minutes. You can generally enjoy up to 100ml of this liquid up to 3 x per day. It makes a lovely cold infusion in fruit juice. Pour 1 Tbsp to a 1 litre of a dark fruit juice and allow it to soak for 1 day.

In traditional Chinese medicine Schisandra Chinensis is usually prescribed by a competent herbalist as part of a formula with other complimentary herbs. It is not usually used by itself: When combined in a person's program with other nourishing and cleansing herbs like Siberian Ginseng. The Soviet scientists found taking both Schisandra berry and Siberian Ginseng benefited endurance athletes.

Precautions - Schisandra is not recommended for pregnant women. Schizandra is considered a tonic herb which is not recommended for people experiencing acute infections such as colds or flu etc. People with high blood pressure or seizure disorders should consult with their physician before using Schisandra. Occasionally some people may experience side effects of digestive upset, drowsiness, or skin rash. Schisandra may interact with some medications. Please consult with a qualified health care practitioner about the suitability of this herb for your particular health situation.