Schisandra (organic whole berries) - Schisandra chinensis


Botanical name: Schisandra chinensis

Other names: wǔ wèi zi (Chinese), gomishi (Japan), omija (Korean), schizandra, Chinese magnolia-vine, magnolia berry, five-flavor-fruit, baies aux 5 saveurs

Family: Illiciaceae

Distribution: northeast China (Liaoning province), Russia, northern hemisphere

Origin : Northeast China, Mongolia


This amazing deciduous climbing vine got its Chinese name (běi wǔ wèi zi, literally "northern five-flavor berry") from the fact that its berries possess all five basic flavors: salty, sweet, sour, pungent (spicy) and bitter. To eat one berry is quite an experience! Because it has all the tastes, it benefits the five yin organs : liver, kidneys, heart, lungs and spleen.


Traditional uses

It is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs of the traditional Chinese herbology.

Schisandra is a wonderful adaptogen that has been used for over 2000 years to prolong life, to retard the aging process, to increase energy, as a fatigue-fighter, as a immune and sexual tonic.

It reduces stress, both mental and physical. It possesses significant protective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.Thus it helps to maintain healthy cells throughout the body.

It is considered one of the most highly protective of all medicinal plants (it offers first-rate hepatoprotective benefits), and the berry is included in many traditional herbal formulas for improving energy and mental health. It is astringent, nervine and expectorant. It is also used to improve concentration, coordination and endurance. Schisandra demonstrated superior mind-sharpening powers.

Its main constitutives are schisandrin B, gomisans and schisandrol A. It has high contains of essential oils and vitamin C.

Our Schisandra

Our Schisandra is higher quality because it's freshly harvested by knowledgeable family farmers, as well as it's stored in the cold and dark. It contains a high content of essential oils.

Our Schisandra is ethically harvested by local family farmers.


 Our products are of the highest quality but they have not been certified by the FDA neither Health Canada for human consumption. Therefore, we have to specify that they cannot be sold for human consumption. They are sold for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes and/or legitimate ethnobotanical research. The information given about the plants is for academic purposes only and not intended to be used medically. TrancePlants, its suppliers, agents, employees and distributors cannot be held accountable for any misuse of the products offered.


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