Schisandra Berry Tonic

Schisandra Berry Tonic

Schisandra berries

Schisandra is a well known in Chinese medicine as one of the adaptogenic herbs that help to improve mental function, reduce tiredness and improve endurance. The Chinese name, wu-wei-zi, means five taste fruits.

Schisandra has an usually sour, sweet, bitter, warm, and salty taste. This is herb considered balanced in TCM by virtue of this distribution of flavors. Schisandra blends very well with other dark berry fruits like bilberry. The warmth of schisandra is emphasised by cinnamon or clove.

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Recipe Instructions: Decoction :Bring to a slow boil over low heat in a covered saucepan. Gently simmer for 10 minutes, turn off heat and let steep until cool enough to drink. Strain and serve hot. Add honey to taste.

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Cardiovascular :Herbal remedies for the heart focus on how to prevent heart disease and maintain cardiovascular health.
  • Congestion :Congestion in the airways, lungs, sinus and chest makes breathing difficult and being sick even more miserable
  • Herbal Decoctions :Unlike infusions, decoctions are boiled. Woody roots, non-aromatic seeds and barks are suited to this method. Tools: You will need a non-reactive, heavy saucepan. I use a Corningware 1 quart pan
  • Memory/Focus :The ability to focus, and channel our concentration into the task at hand, whether its work, reading, or play is more important than ever today.
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