The tea that does it all: the incredible health benefits of Schisandra

The tea that does it all: the incredible health benefits of Schisandra

Schisandra Chinensis are berries that are sweet, bitter, spicy, salty and acidic at the same time. Find out why they are great for your health.

Schisandra is a plant that comes from northern China and is widely used in traditional Chinese, Korean, and Russian medicine. Schisandra Berries truly concentrate on the five flavors: sweet, bitter, spicy, salty, and acid, and they help us to make a comprehensive improvement of our organism, lower stress levels by generating a natural balance of hormones.

These berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2000 years, and they have properties that can help combat stress and fatigue. According to traditional Chinese medicine, this is one of the few herbs that contains the three treasures, better known as Shen, Qi, and Jing (essence, energy, and spirit). You can find this plant in capsule form, in drops, or in tea.

Schizandra is a hardy perennial that produces fragrant flowers.

1. Positive impact on kidney and digestive function
These berries have a positive impact on kidney and digestive function, and have a very high concentration of antioxidants and vitamins, boosting our immune system and helping prevent a myriad of health issues. In addition, they help to regenerate the damage caused by alcohol and viral hepatitis. It has also been shown that they can lower liver transaminase levels and control digestive disorders to prevent gastritis and peptic ulcer. It is also used to treat liver disease and protect the liver from toxins. No wonder they have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 2000 years.

2. Improve all functions
The berries are ideal to drink in tea as they retain all their nutrients when dehydrated. According to traditional Chinese medicine, when food has these elements, it means that it can make a comprehensive improvement in all the components of the body, boost productivity, and provide a much-needed pick-me-up. They are also used to improve cognitive functions that help increase alertness, learning, and attention span. This reduces the risks of Alzheimer's disease and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder dramatically.

Schisandra tea is also used for normalizing blood sugar and blood pressure.

3. Prevent aging
In addition, the berry has anti-aging properties, can increase life expectancy, balance out blood sugar and blood pressure, and stimulate the immune system. It is called the "miracle of life pill" as it produces an anti-aging effect that can help older adults feel energized, boost their energy, sharpen their memory, and look and feel younger.

6. Helps teamwork
Schisandra also offers special benefits for the mind. Several human studies show that Schisandra extract improves concentration, coordination, and endurance. Schisandra helps prevent mental fatigue and increases accuracy and quality of work. In several human clinical studies with doctors, students, soldiers, and other groups, Schisandra demonstrated superior mind-sharpening powers.

This ancestral tea reduces mental and physical stress, increases energy, and enhances physical performance.

5. Avoid fatigue
One of the central benefits of Schisandra is its ability to increase endurance and mental performance, since it is a powerful general tonic, which reduces fatigue, enhancing physical functioning, and promoting endurance. In addition, its fruits reduce the levels of stress hormones in the blood. Schisandra also offers great benefits for athletes. Several studies have shown that its extracts improve performance among long-distance runners, skiers, and gymnasts. Therefore, its berries are often found on the training tables of Chinese athletes.

Although we may feel reluctant to try new things sometimes, we shall remember that this is a natural method that may help our immune system and health. So why not give it a try? You can find more related articles on medicinal plants on our site.

Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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