Working with Schisandra
Because of its balanced flavor, containing all 5 flavors (sweet, sour, bitter, acrid, salty), schisandra fruits are recommended for mild digestive or liver disorders, especially when caused by stress or overwork. It is also used for people who are recovering from illness or who have depressed adrenal function due to stress. In Chinese medicine schisandra is used to nourish the adrenals, as an astringent for diarrhea and frequent urination, and to control sweating.
Schisandra is often blended with other "adaptogenic" herbs like eleuthero.
Schisandra has a taste of SOUR, ASTRINGENT and a temperature of WARM.
Conditions treated with Schisandra
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