Schizandra Berries | Detoxifying Superfood

Schizandra Berries

A detoxifying superfood that balances the body.

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What is schizandra?

Schizandra berries also spelled “schisandra”, are a deciduous woody vine-growing species that produces fragrant flowers and develop long fruiting clusters of bright red berries. Native to northern China, Manchuria, and parts of Russia, the plant has been used for centuries for it’s healing properties.

Unlike other berries, schizandra is not a fruit you typically consume by the the handful. It’s soaked and enjoyed as an energizing and restorative elixir known to support and fortify a number of organ systems.

 

Why is it a superfood?

According to Chinese herbal philosophy, this berry helps to stabilize primal Chi (Qi) of the kidneys and also supports liver function and its ability to detoxify and purify the bloodstream.

 

What are it’s other health benefits?

Schizandra is a super fruit that has been highly valued since the beginning of Chinese herbalism for their tonifying properties, often compared to the healing powers of ginseng, goji and reishi mushroom.

It has been known to increase mental focus as well as sexual libido. In Russian research, it was shown to have a wide range of pharmacological effects and also studied alongside rhodiola for its “anti-stress and anti-fatigue” qualities.
Schizandra is nourishing to the bodily fluids and is especially tonifying to the Yin organs of the body, with the greatest influence on the kidneys, liver and lungs.

Your liver is used by the body to detoxify environmental pollutants and metabolize drugs and alcohol. We live in a world where we are exposed to more chemicals in one day than our ancient ancestors were exposed to in their entire lives.

The super berry 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.