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FIVE FLAVOR BERRY - SCHISANDRA - 五味子
Schisandrae chinensis

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Fatigue, loss of sexual desire, frigidity, oxygen deficiency, vitamin (A, C, E, B6) deficiency, deficiency of trace elements (tin, iodine, selenium); as a anti-aging remedy ...

Description

Composition :
100% Schisandrae sinensis herba - 200 mg

Part used :
Berries

Five Flavor Berry (Schisandra chinensis) is a woody, perennial vine in the Anise family (Schisandraceae), native to northern China and eastern Russia, growing to a length of 8 meters (26ft). It is a inconspicuous plant with pink flowers. Its berries are used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), where it is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs (it is believed to act as a astringent for the Qi of the lungs and kidneys, restrain the essence to treat diarrhea, arrest excessive sweating from deficiency of Yin or Yang, calm the spirit by refreshing the heart and kidneys, and generate body fluid and reduce thirst). The berries are most often used in dried form, and boiled to make a tea.

Five Flavor Berry is recommended to improve mental activity, immune system response, libido and resilience. Bio-active constituents include the lingnans schizandrin, deoxyschizandrin, gomisins, and pregomisin, which are found in the seeds of the fruit. The two major lignans, schizandrin and gomisin A, have been shown to induce interleukin (IL)-8, macrophage inflammatory protein-1β, and granulocyte-macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) release by THP-1 cells. Therefore, Five Flavor Berry may be therapeutically beneficial in promoting the body's humoral and cell-mediated immune responses.

In Russia, Five Flavor Berry has generated interest due to investigations of Russian scientists in the far eastern regions where the berries and seeds were used by local (Nanai) hunters to improve night vision, as a tonic and to reduce hunger, thirst and exhaustion since “it gives forces to follow a sable all day without food.“

History: In China, Wu Wie Zi, as Five Flvor Berry is called, has been traditionally used to treat aging processes of the brain and to improve resilience. It has also been used as a alternative to Ginseng and to promote sexual desire.

Dosage

Take 1-2 capsules three times daily, with plenty of water.

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