Wu Wei Zi


Wu Wei Zi written in Chinese

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

Health Conditions Treated with Wu Wei Zi: Hair Loss, Insomnia, Stroke, Thyroid

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.

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