Botanical Name: Schisandra chinensis
Common Names: Wu wei zi, schizandra, five flavor berry, fructus schisandra
I originally bout this for my 9 yr. old son who has adhd, but it didn't seem to work. So I will be using as a tea since it has such great benefits and nutrients.
After much online research on herbal supplements, I came upon this ancient remedy and berry elixir. It was highly praised for its benefits. A teaspoon or so a day makes a noticeable difference in my available energy throughout the day and when I work out at the gym. I also read it is great for the skin, which is true. Herbally Grounded is an excellent source of these natural berries.
What a wonderful combination of health benefits and flavors/sensations. I am delighted! Thank you for offering them. Immediately I noticed positive changes as my body responded: kidney function, reproductive feminine system, skin condition, and eye sight! Less senior moments hehehe.
I have read that Shisandra berries have to be soaked and then rinsed before simmering them for a tea. I wonder, since they are organic, could I avoid discarding the water they were soaked in and use it for the tea? or is it better to rinse them before making the tea?
This is very delicious and healthful plant product. I very much enjoyed making tea with them and my dad enjoyed them as well for their tartness and also their calming effect. I found that they helped me get through stressful 16 hour, overnight work shifts. I bought them for fatigue, memory, and general well being, I saw some improvement on the fatigue front. I highly recommend reading up about this product and trying it out.