Dragon Herbs® Goji and Schizandra Drops is the extraction of the very finest, freshly harvested wild Changbai Mountain schizandra, blended with an equal amount of premium Goji fruit from Heaven Mountain, the premier source of goji in the world.
This superb concentrated tincture will surprise you with its multi-textured flavor and wide range of benefits. This is one product that should be on everyone's home herb shelf. It is suitable for men and women of all ages. Ron Teeguarden adds 2 or 3 squirts to his and his wife's Tonic Alchemy superfood drink every day.
HEAVEN MOUNTAIN® GOJI BERRIES
Americans and Europeans are discovering what has been known for 2,500 years in Asia – consuming goji regularly helps you to feel, look, and perform better on every level of life. Goji is a life-supporting, health-protective miracle created by Nature!
Goji berries, a.k.a. Lycium Fruit or Wolfberries, from the plant Lycium barbarum, have been considered a “magical” longevity herb and superfood since the dawn of Asian civilization. To this day goji is revered in Asia for its youth preserving, health protective, strengthening, and mood-supporting properties. Goji is considered more than a common fruit – it is also one of the elite tonic herbs in China’s amazing tonic herbal system. It is most often used in combination with other major tonic herbs like ginseng, reishi, and schizandra.
Northwestern Chinese Goji (Lycium barbarum) is a delectable dried fruit that can be extracted and used as an herbal supplement. The most delectable goji comes from Heaven Mountain in northwestern China. Goji berries from Heaven Mountain are very sweet with a rich delicious flavor, and they are tender, plump, and juicy. It is these very qualities that have made Heaven Mountain® Goji Berries a favorite superfood in Asia. The taste of goji is in fact related to its benefits and quality from a tonic perspective.
The Official Pharmacopoeia of the People's Republic of China lists goji's benefit to the liver and the kidney, stating that it replenishes vital essence and supports eyesight.* Wherever Chinese herbalism is practiced, goji is used as a tonic, specifically to tonify vital yin jing essence. In China, goji is favored by the young and the old as an herb that promotes longevity.
Evidence supports the traditional notion that consuming Goji berries regularly can help support cardiovascular health, the pancreas and liver, immune functions, eye health, and mood.* A research study conducted in England has shown that consumption of goji berries for several months significantly enhanced people’s moods.
Goji’s function on the eyes is related to its content of a vital carotenoid called zeaxanthin dipalmitate. Zeaxanthin is predominant carotenoid and a potent antioxidant essential for vision and probably for other human functions.*
Goji is a good source of vitamin C (ascorbic acid). The human body needs lots of vitamin C, and it must be replenished daily. Goji berries contain a unique vitamin C precursor, known as ascorbic acid 2-beta-G. When tested on animals by oral administration, ascorbic acid 2-beta-G increased their blood ascorbic acid and was detected in blood from the portal vein. Thus it appears to be highly bioavailable.*
It has been proven that cooking does not destroy the antioxidant activity of goji. Both water and alcohol extracts have extraordinary antioxidant activity. Our bodies produce extremely powerful “innate” enzyme antioxidants, one of which is SOD (superoxide dismutase). SOD is one of three primary enzyme antioxidants produced in the human body designed during evolution to protect the body against natural free radical damage. SOD has been dubbed the “youth enzyme.” SOD protects our cells (including the cells of the brain, heart, kidneys, liver, and other organs) from the ravages of internally-generated toxins, as well as from toxins and other stressors introduced from the outside environment.*
An herbal dietary supplement that can stimulate the body’s production of SOD is fabulous for our health and is undoubtedly of great importance as a person ages. What could be better than stimulating OUR OWN native antioxidant system? This appears to be exactly what happens when we consume goji.* Oral consumption of goji fruit has been shown to raise and support SOD in the blood stream and in various tissues. Genuine goji can increase SOD production in the body by as much as an astounding 40%, thus supporting healthy antioxidant function!*
In China, goji is considered to be a “beauty herb.” It is universally believed in the Far East that goji berries help prevent drying and wrinkling of the skin. Goji is rich in phospholipids, the main lipid component of all cell membranes. Women are particularly fond of the influence goji has on their skin. In Asia, millions of people consume goji from the Heaven Mountains daily to retain their youthful appearance, energy and youthful sex life. Not only does it have all these invigorating elements, but high-quality goji from China’s northwestern territory is called a “delicious herb,” suitable for use in cuisine (raw or cooked) and for straight snacking. That is why people are so attracted to the flavor of Dragon Herbs Goji and Schizandra Drops. Both goji and schizandra have remarkable flavors.
Schizandra fruit, from the plant Schisandra chinensis, is “the herb that does it all.” It develops and protects the primary energies of life. Schizandra, known as the "quintessence of Chinese tonic herbs,” supports vitality and beauty when used regularly over time. It is said to promote beautiful skin, help purify the blood, support the mind, help maintain a strong memory, and help maintain sexual energy and sexual functions in both men and women.
Called Wu Wei Zi ("Five Flavors Fruit") in China, schizandra possesses all five of the classical “tastes” (sour, bitter, sweet, spicy and salty) and thus possesses the essence of all five of the elemental energies (wood, fire, earth, metal and water). Schizandra is respected as a health-providing tonic in the same class with ginseng, reishi, and goji.
Schizandra has been revered as a tonic herb since the dawn of Chinese civilization. Today it remains one of the elite herbs of Chinese herbalism. It was first written about in Shen Nong’s Pharmacopoeia (written between 1st and 2nd century A.D.), where it was listed as a Superior Herb.
The Taoists especially revered schizandra. Schizandra is Taoist Grandmaster Sung Jin Park’s (Ron Teeguarden's teacher) favorite herb. This is because schizandra tonifies all 3 treasures, enters all 12 meridians, and nurtures all 5 elements. Master Park considers it to be the quintessential herbal substance. Though schizandra is believed to benefit all the functions of the body, it has traditionally been considered to have the most influence on the kidney, lung, and liver functions.
Schizandra berries also support the skin and its functions. Schizandra is widely used to beautify and protect the skin from the damaging effects of wind. Due to the astringent quality of schizandra, it allows the skin to hold its moisture. It has always been very popular with the wealthy men and women of China, especially the women of the imperial court, for its youth-preserving and rejuvenating effects. It is said that those who use schizandra consistently will remain youthful in both appearance and physiology. Their skin will virtually glow.
Schizandra is considered one of the premium mind tonics of herbalism. It is used to support concentration, memory, and alertness. Schizandra supports the central nervous system with double-directional regulation, so it does not produce nervousness.* In fact, some people consider schizandra mildly “calming” while at the same time producing wakefulness and focus. Various tests have shown that moderate doses of schizandra offer support for various activities requiring concentration, fine motor coordination, sensitivity, and endurance.* The tests in humans confirming schizandra’s efficacy in these areas range from threading needles to running marathons.
Schizandra has been demonstrated in laboratory animals and in humans to have a stimulant action on the central nervous system, directly supporting nerve tissue.* Schizandra stabilizes shen without causing drowsiness. Many studies now indicate that schizandra actually has a balancing and regulating effect on the central nervous system.* It can result in accurate and optimal balancing between the excitatory and inhibitory control functions of the cerebral cortex.
Schizandra also stands alongside reishi as the primary liver cleansing agents used in tonic programs. Schizandra does not have the side effects that are associated with many of the “inferior” liver cleansing herbs. Schizandra, especially when extracted in alcohol, is widely believed to protect the liver from toxins humans consume or absorb on a daily basis, the byproducts of living.*
Schizandra has been shown to strengthen and protect the liver.* Many substances can enter the liver and release old toxins into the bloodstream, but that is all they do. The so-called cleansing crisis experienced by many people who go through various types of cleanses is largely the result of the bioactivated toxins released during Phase I of detoxification which wreak havoc in the body. It is therefore very important that agents which boost Phase I activity also have significant effects on enhancing the Phase II clearance of the reactive toxins. Schizandra appears to be very effective in boosting both Phase I detoxification and Phase II clearance of activated toxins.
Human studies have also shown that schizandra lends support to vision, even enlarging the field of vision, and may also support hearing.* It also supports the discrimination ability of the skin receptors.* It has been determined that this sensitivity support occurs through the enhanced function of the central nervous system and its ability to analyze data flowing to it from the peripheral sensors.
Schizandra is said to increase the “Water Qi in the Kidney.” In particular, it is said to support the “water of the genital organs,” referring to the sexual fluids. Schizandra is said to support the production of semen.* It is famous for its ability to relieve sexual fatigue and for increasing sexual staying-power in men. It is thus an ingredient in the vast majority of men’s sexual tonics in Asian herbalism.
Women also benefit from an increase of their Water Qi of the Kidney. Schizandra is said to increase circulation and sensitivity in the female genitals. Many women claim increased genital warmth and sensation after using schizandra for a period of time. The Chinese sexual classics claim that continuous use by a woman will increase the amount of “female elixir,” a euphemism for vaginal secretions, during intercourse.
Together, these herbs pack a power punch for vitality, energy, and vigor.
Per Dragon Herbs: This product is for individual use ONLY and cannot be resold or redistributed.
Container Size: 2 fl. oz.
Suggested Usage: 3-12 droppers per day or as directed by your health care practitioner
Who Can Use It? Anyone of any age can use these astounding tonic herb drops to invigorate their day. The incredible efficiency of the antioxidants in goji berries, as is being demonstrated in research around the world, make them a perfect addition to our daily diet and make concentrated goji extracts a perfect tonic herbal supplement. The benefits of schizandra and goji berry are cumulative, so taking them regularly will increase their effect.
Traditional Function: Tonifies all three treasures
Dragon Herbs Goji and Schizandra Drops, 2 oz contain simple and complex sugars, polysaccharides, betaine, zeaxanthin, and physalein. Goji and Schizandra Drops is an alcohol and water extract of schizandra fruit and goji berries (a yin Jing building herb).
Ingredients: Changbai Mountain Northern Schizandra fruit (Wu Wei Zi) and Heaven Mountain™ Goji berries (Lycium or Gou Qi Zi)
Other Ingredients: Water, Gluten-Free Alcohol
Dragon Herbs Goji and Schizandra Drops, 2 oz is made from extracted from the finest, freshly harvested wild schizandra berries from Changbai Mountain in Manchuria. This high-quality schizandra extract is blended with an equal measure of goji fruit extract from Dragon Herbs' exclusive Heaven Mountain™ Goji berries.
Schizandra is the fruit from the Schisandra chinensis plant. Goji is the fruit from the Lycium barbarum plant. Both are delectable fruits that lend themselves to extraction for use in tonic herbs. Heaven Mountain™ Goji berries are the most delectable goji berries in the world. They have a rich and delicious flavor that blends perfectly with schizandra. It is the flavor of goji that indicates its quality and benefit. The most powerful tonic goji is the best tasting.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.