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Wu wei zi - Schisandra chinensis

General information

Chinese name: 五味子 (Wu wei zi)

Scientific names: Schisandra chinensis

Other name used: Schisandre, Schisandra berries

Benefits of Schisandra chinensis at a glance

  • Boosting the immune system
  • Antioxidant effect
  • Adaptogenic effect
  • Improvement of liver function
  • Improvement of sleep quality

Botany and Origins

Plant description

Schisandra chinensis is a bush from the Schisandraceae family. It produces red or yellow berries that have a unique taste of five flavors: sour, sweet, bitter, salty and spicy. These berries are used in traditional medicine for their medicinal properties.

Geographical origins

Schisandra chinensis is native to Asia, specifically China, Korea and Japan.


Schisandra chinensis has been used for centuries in traditional Asian medicine for its medicinal properties. It is considered a general tonic to boost the immune system and improve overall health.

Medicinal properties of Schisandra chinensis

Category in traditional Chinese medicine

Schisandra chinensis is used in traditional Chinese medicine for its adaptogenic, tonic and antioxidant properties.

Part of the plant used in our infusions

Schisandra chinensis berries are used to prepare infusions to treat various conditions.

Benefits of Schisandra chinensis

Boosting the immunesystem

The adaptogenic properties of Schisandra chinensis make it an effective remedy for boosting the immune system.

Antioxidant effect

Schisandra chinensis has high levels of antioxidants, which help to protect the body against free radical damage and slow down the aging process.

Adaptogenic effect

Schisandra chinensis has adaptogenic properties, meaning it helps the body adapt to stress and improves overall physical and mental performance.

Improvement of liver function

Schisandra chinensis has been shown to improve liver function and protect the liver against damage.

Improvement of sleep quality

Schisandra chinensis has been used traditionally to improve sleep quality, as it is considered to have a calming effect on the body and mind.

Find Schisandra chinensis in our teas

  • Anti-nausea
  • Pain relief
  • Vitality
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