Schisandra ( 五味子 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Wu Wei Zi
of Plant Used
Sour (Schisandra is called the five flavor fruit, and may actually be considered
to have all five tastes.)
This herb is used in formulas to treat asthma with cough, shallow breathing
and wheezing, frequent urination, early morning diarrhea, spontaneous sweating
and night sweats, insomnia, diabetes syndrome, and palpitations.
Usages and Functions
Contains leakage of Lung Qi and stops coughing; restrains' Essence and stops
diarrhea; stops excessive sweating; calms Spirit. This herb is used in formulas
that support the Organs in their proper function, especially Kidneys and
Liver, by restraining leakage of vital energy and Fluids.
Formulas Used In
Cerebral Tonic Pills; Concha Marguerita and Ligustrum; Eight Immortal Long
Life Pill; Fritillaria Extract Tablet; Ginseng and Zizyphus; Xanthium and
Do not use where there are excess heat imbalances or in early stages of