Wu Wei Zi
Pinyin Name: Wu Wei Zi
English Name: Schisandra Chinensis
Other Names: Five Flavor Berry, Five Flavor Fruit, Schizandra Berry, Schisandra Fruit
Tastes: Sweet, Bitter, Sour, Acrid, Salty
Origin: Jilin, Liaoning, Heilongjiang, Hebei provinces in China
Benefits of Wu Wei Zi:
Wu Wei Zi, literally five flavor berry in Chinese. It is named becasue of its five different tastes. Benefits of Wu Wei Zi include improving vision, improving memory, preventing insomnia, preventing liver damage, reducing nerve pain. It is also eaten as food, used as an ingredient in dishes.
Side Effects: Wu Wei Zi is generally safe with little to no side effects.
Common TCM Herbal Formulas with Wu Wei Zi:
Sheng Mai San, Wu Wei Xi Xin Tang.