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Schisandra: Benefits of The Five-Flavored Fruit

WTHN/07.10.20

Schisandra: Benefits of The Five-Flavored Fruit

The power of plants is undeniable when you begin to experiment with all-natural herbal remedies. Want to be your best self? You can help your body reach its peak performance and overall efficiency with convenient herbal dietary supplements. 

WTHN offers many variations of organic herbal supplements, both individually and in tried-and-true combinations. Now, more than ever, you want to stay healthy and productive, and herbal remedies are the key to this delicate balance.

It’s no secret that cooking spices like cumin, dill, and thyme are common. But how many more can you name? Most people simply think of herbs as cooking additives, but they actually have so many more uses and benefits. 

Did you know that herbal remedies have been used medicinally for thousands of years? Herbalists have long encouraged the use of these blends because they have seen the life-changing effects they have on our bodies time and time again. 

Herbal medicine has always been used to help the body, restore its energy, and harmonize the forces within your body to achieve an all-natural balance. Herbs can actually come from all different parts of plants; the roots, flowers, leaves, stems, bark, seeds, any part at all. 

These herbs often work together to promote wellness in your body and mind. Each individual herb has its own one-of-a-kind properties which contribute to those mixtures, forming dietary supplements which can help you in reaching your goals in your daily life. Unlike the effects of modern medicine, herbal remedies can sometimes take a few days to bloom into full effect, so patience is definitely a virtue!

Traditionally, all-natural herbs, such as Schisandra, have been boiled into tea mixtures. Often referred to as “bitter medicine,” it’s no secret that herbal tea can leave a pretty bitter aftertaste in your mouth. To avoid the bitterness, many people simply prefer to take their daily dose of herbs in capsule form through modern supplements. However, nowadays, some herbal remedies are also available in lotion forms as well for those who just can’t stomach swallowing a pill.

Ready to explore what powerful herbal remedies, like Schisandra, can do for you?  

What is Schisandra? 

Schisandra is a fruit-bearing vine whose purplish berries have been described as having five tastes: sweet, salty, bitter, pungent, and sour. Hence the name, “five-flavored fruit.” Unlike most types of fruit though, Schisandra isn’t typically eaten as food. It’s native to Asia and North America, and the seeds of the berries contain lignans, which are substances that may have substantial health benefits. Chemical compounds from the berry are extracted and put into powdered or pill form, but it can also be purchased in the form of dried berries or juice.

Schisandra has been used in ancient Chinese remedies for thousands of years because of all of the amazing healthful benefits. Even back then, Chinese herbalists recognized how useful herbal remedies could be for your body, especially when it comes to overall wellness and health. Schisandra was also thought to assist your qi, or your life force. In ancient medicine, Schisandra was usually given to patients as a remedy for infections, skin issues, insomnia, coughing, or even thirst. 

What Does It Do?

Schisandra is also referred to as an adaptogen, which means the compounds in it help to boost the body’s adaptation to stressors.* It can also increase feelings of energy as well as boost your endurance.* It is also used to help maintain healthy circulation and metabolism, and can also support your immune system when it comes to helping aid in the body’s natural healing processes.*

While Schisandra is effective on its own, most people choose not to take one herb at a time. Why? Because herbs used in powerful combination formulas can help enhance each other’s beneficial qualities. 

You can find Schisandra in our all-natural energizing blend, Fully Charged, which takes advantage of Schisandra’s ability to help boost your energy levels and reduce feelings of stress.* You can take this supplement twice a day to get you up with zest in the morning and help you power through that dreaded midday slump. With Fully Charged, you can expect sustained energy levels,* increased endurance,* increased productivity,* and reduced fatigue.*

What to Look Out For

Schisandra, taken in the recommended dosage, is generally safe and well-tolerated.

There may be contraindications such as for those with GERD and peptic ulcers so check with your doctor to be sure your herbal prescription is right for you.

It’s always good to remember that an allergic reaction can happen to anyone. If you begin experiencing signs of an allergic reaction, you should stop supplement use immediately. 

Schisandra can have some side effects including heartburn, upset stomach, decreased appetite, stomach pain, skin rash, and itching. It can also lead to a decreased appetite in some people. Moreover, you should not take it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Ready to experience the healthful benefits of Schisandra? Before beginning, speak with your medical practitioner about adding an herb like Schisandra to your daily supplement regimen to ensure its effects are right for you. If so, your body will truly be amazed at the powerful plethora of benefits you will enjoy each day!

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Looking for more herbal remedies to support your day to day? Check out our Run the World supplement for daily stress management,* or our Gut Check blend to help give your hard-working digestive system the support it needs!


*FDA Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. WTHN’s products are not intended to cure, treat, diagnose, or prevent any disease. 

Sources

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-376/schisandra

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schisandra

https://www.healthline.com/health/schisandra

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