Schisandra chinensis/ Wu Wei Zi (16 oz/Bag)
Schisandra is used for preventing early aging and increasing lifespan, normalizing blood sugar and blood pressure, stimulating the immune system, and speeding recovery after surgery. It is also used for treating liver disease (hepatitis) and protecting the liver from poisons. (webMD.com)
Schisandra Chinensis contains dibenzo[a,c]cyclooctadiene lignans, a type of phytoestrogen. In general, consumption of phytoestrogens is associated with a lower risk of breast cancer. (naturalmedicinejournal.com)
Schisandra has been used as a tonic and restorative, and as a treatment for respiratory and GI disorders. Schisandra has also demonstrated liver protectant, nervous system stimulant, and adaptogenic effects. https://www.drugs.com/npp/schisandra.html
From the manufacturer:
The taste is sour and it is warming in nature. This product is the dried and mature fruit of Schisandra of Magnoliaceae or Schisandra of Huazhong. It is used for chronic cough and asthma, nocturnal emission, enuresis, frequent urination, chronic diarrhea, spontaneous sweating, night sweats, thirst, low qi and pulse deficiency, internal heat. It has been used to quench thirst, treat heart palpitations and insomnia. It enters the Lung, Heart, and Kidney meridians. Indications: It is astringent, nourishes qi, nourishes fluids, nourishes the kidney, and calms the heart.
Cautions: Avoid use for colds and flu, internal inflammation[fever], avoid use for first onset of cough or rash.
- Schisandra stew pork
50 grams of Schisandra, a moderate amount of duck or pig lean meat. Schisandra is steamed or stewed with the meat, and seasonings are added as appropriate. then drink the soup and eat some meat.
Efficacy: Nourishes lung and kidney, relieves cough, and relieves asthma: it is suitable for patients with lung cancer and kidney deficiency.
- Wolfberry and Schisandra tea
Chinese wolfberry and Schisandra in equal parts.
After drying, grind into coarse powder, 9 to 15 grams each time, steep in boiling water to replace tea.
Uses: People with insufficient Qi and Yin cannot adapt to the hot summer weather. They are often dizzy and tired at the turn of spring and summer. They feel dizzy and tired, their feet are hot, they may have upset stomachs and spontaneous sweating, and their appetite is reduced. The pulse is weak. [This tea supports healthy Qi and yin fluids to ease thirst and fatigue. ]