Schizandra Berry Powder
Other Names - Wu-wei-zi, Magnolia Vine, Japanese Gomishi, Korean Omicha, Fruit Of Five Flavors, O Mi Cha
Origin - China
Flavor Profile - Fruit delivers all five taste sensations—salty, sweet, sour, pungent and bitter—at the same time.
Culinary Usages - You can use your schizandra powder in just about any smoothie recipe as a supplement for nutrition. If you find you don’t like the taste of the powdered berry, you can find it here available in capsule form, or you can bury it in a smoothie with flavorful ingredients like cacao or coconut oil.
If you want to embrace and enjoy the flavor of schizandra powder try combining it with ingredients that go well with other berries. Add a teaspoon to your favorite mixed berry smoothie recipe.
Schizandra also pairs well with citrus flavors like orange, lemon, and grapefruit. A general guideline is to use between one quarter and one teaspoon daily. Start out small and work your way up to larger quantities to allow your digestive tract to get used to this new supplement.
Shisandra chinensis been used in Chinese Medicine for over 2000 years and has been verified by modern research to have pretty amazing health enhancing effects on the body. It’s been shown to be one of the most well-balanced daily maintenance, or “tonic” herbs in existence, providing multi-organ support and an array of benefits. Truthfully, when you start to look at the research that’s been done on this herb and try to list all of the benefits, it starts to sound pretty ridiculous. But when you have substance that’s helped so many people for so long—we’re talking over the course of multiple dynasties in ancient China—the evidence (both anecdotal and scientific) starts to pile up.
The unique thing about schizandra is that it not only has the ability to clean the liver of toxins, it also has the ability to cleanse the blood of the waste that has been removed, transporting it safely out of the body. Schizandra is one of the only herbs known to have this dual capability, known as Phase I and Phase II detoxification.
Relating to concentration, memory & alertness. Schizandra also has a dual-directional function on the central nervous system, meaning that it can act as a stimulant when you need a lift, yet also serve as a mild sedative you when you are overstimulated due to nervousness, anxiety, etc. The stimulation derived from schizandra is not anything like you’d expect from coffee or caffeinated beverages. It is a balanced boost and does not cause the jitters or nervousness at all. Schizandra is completely caffeine free.
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