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Schisandra Chinensis is one of the nature's most exquisite adaptogens.
Schizandra berry is very important within tonic herbalism. Known as one of the queens, she contains the '5 flavours'. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), flavours can be thought of as the energetic signatures of a plant, each carrying a unique healing trait. Queen Schizandra contains 'sweet', 'bitter', 'salty', 'sour' and 'pungent', which relate to her ability to target the 5 yin organs, i.e. Liver, Lungs, Heart, Kidneys, and Spleen.
Adaptogens are known todirectly target the endocrine system, which includes the reknowned 'HPA axis' (Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis) and the sympatho-adrenal system (fight or flight response). As an adaptogen, Schizandra helps us not only manage stress, but it protects against oxidative damage. Schizandra is also known as a 'spiritual tonic' that nourishes the Jing, Qi, and particularly the Shen.
Some of Shizandra's amazing benefits
- Dual action: demulcent + astrigent
- Hepatoprotective (liver protective and cleanser)
- Chemoprotective (helps against radiation)
- Antineurotoxic (protects against nervous system toxicty),
- Antitoxic (cleanses heavy metal toxicity),
- Supports adrenal function
- Improves mental + cognitive performance
- Balances hormones
- Protects the skin
- Increase stamina and endurance
- Helps curb menopausal symptoms
Ingredients: Shizandra berries (Schisandra Chinenesis), Rose Petals (Rosa Centifolia), Vegetable Glycerin, Cane Spirits.
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Directions: 1/2-2tsp up to 3 x per day, or as needed
This extract is exquisite and makes for a fantastic addition to tea, chai, or matcha. It can also be taken directly, or added into your choice of healing foods (like a brothy soup).