Schizandra fruit, from the plant Schisandra chinensis, develops and protects the primary energies of life. Known as the "quintessence of Chinese tonic herbs,” schizandra supports vitality and beauty when used regularly over time.
It is said to promote beautiful skin and to help purify the blood, support the mind, maintain a strong memory, and maintain sexual energy and sexual functions in both men and women.*
Schizandra's Chinese name, Wu Wei Zi (Five Flavors Fruit), tells us that Schizandra possesses all five of the classical “tastes” (sour, bitter, sweet, spicy and salty), thereby possessing the essence of all five of the elemental energies (wood, fire, earth, metal and water). For this reason, schizandra is respected as a health-providing tonic in the same class with ginseng, reishi, and goji.
Schizandra has been used as a tonic herb since the dawn of Chinese civilization. Today it remains one of the elite herbs of the Chinese system of herbalism. It was first written about in Shen Nong’s Pharmacopoeia (written between 1st and 2nd century A.D.), where it is listed as a Superior Herb.
The Taoists have revered schizandra because it tonifies all 3 treasures, enters all 12 meridians, and nurtures all 5 elements. Ron Teeguarden's teacher, Master Park, considered it to be the quintessential herbal substance.
BENEFITS OF SCHIZANDRA
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, Brain, and Liver functions.*
Schizandra also supports the skin and its functions. Schizandra is widely used to beautify the skin and to protect the skin from the damaging effects of wind. Due to the astringent quality of schizandra, it helps the skin hold its moisture, making it supple and beautiful.
Schizandra has always been popular among the wealthy men and women of China, especially the women of the Imperial court, because of its external youth-preserving and rejuvenating effects. It is said that those who use schizandra consistently will remain youthful in both appearance and physiology.* Their skin virtually glows and becomes clear and fine after several months of regular consumption.*
This herb is considered to be one of the premium mind tonics of herbalism. It is used to support concentration, memory, and alertness. Various tests have shown that moderate doses of schizandra support various activities requiring concentration, fine coordination, sensitivity, and endurance.* The tests in humans confirming schizandra’s efficacy in these areas range from threading needles to running marathons.
While it stimulates the brain, schizandra actually has, paradoxically, a mild sedative action (“Shen stabilizing”). However, schizandra does not make people sleepy. In fact, Schizandra is mildly “calming” while producing wakefulness and focus.*
Many studies now indicate that Schizandra actually has a balancing action on the central nervous system. It can result in accurate and optimal balancing between the excitatory and inhibitory control functions of the cerebral cortex.* It is considered to be a “bidirectional” herb.*
Schizandra has been shown to strengthen and protect the liver. It is one of the primary liver cleansing agents used in tonic programs. And schizandra does not have the side effects that are associated with many of the “inferior” liver cleansing herbs. Furthermore, it appears to be very effective in supporting both detoxification and clearance of activated toxins (including xenobiotics).*
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 sexual fluids. Schizandra is said to support the production of semen.* It is famous for its ability to relieve sexual fatigue and for increasing the sexual staying-power in men.* Thus it is widely used in a vast majority of men’s sexual tonics in Asian herbalism.
Women benefit from the same capacity to increase 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.*
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Container Size: 100 Capsules, 500 mg each
Suggested Usage: Take 3 capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Schizandra is the quintessence of tonic herbs. It belongs in everyone's home elixir bar. Best results are achieved from taking schizandra on a regular basis.
Ingredients: Organic Grown Changbai Mountain Schizandra fruit
Other Ingredients: Pullulan polysaccharide, Rice powder, Bamboo extract powder, Rice extract blend
**Pullulan caps 100% natural, water-soluble polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch, preservatives or chemical modifications; gluten free.**
**This powder is from water-extraction and has a tendency to revert back to a gelatinous form through absorption of humidity. Even with very little moisture inside the capsule, the powder may become solidified. The use of excipients, such as anti-caking additives from natural sources, is limited in order to maintain as much active ingredient as possible. Any solidification of the powder will not affect the potency or quality of the herb.**
*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.