A teaspoon of sugar helps the medicine go down.
Schisandra berry packs quite the flavor punch. The Chinese name for it, Wu Wei Zi translates to "Five Flavor Berry". It possesses all five flavors of sweet, spicy, sour, salty and bitter! It embodies the five elements of traditional Chinese medicine which are wood, fire, water, metal and earth. Some of the benefits of the berry are listed below:
-As an adaptogen, it may increases resistance to stress and disease.
-Promoting supple and youthful skin.
-Liver and Kidney support, which helps our body’s innate cleansing process.
Due to the liver and kidney action I correlate Schisandra Berry to Virgo and Libra, the ruling signs of these organs, respectively. This would be great in a warm cup of tea on crisp fall day.
Raw honey is medicinal itself, in addition to being a great carrier for potent herbs. Honey is a lubricant for the bowels. A glass of tea with my recipe below for Schisandra honey is a great way to start the morning.
To Make Schisandra Honey You Will Need:
6 oz of raw honey (local is ideal, as local honey can help build your resistance to local allergens)
1/3 cup dried Schisandra berries (less than 1 oz)
-Mix berries into honey in an 8 ounce clean, recycled jam jar or mason jar.
-Let sit for a full moon cycle of 28 days!
-Stir before serving.
The wonderful thing about honey is it's staying power, which speaks to its youth retaining benefits. Your honey will last up to 10 years if stored correctly. Try to keep out of direct sunlight.
DISCLAIMER: While I believe in the potent medicine of plants, this website is not intended as a substitute for conventional medicine. Please continue to consult your doctor if you have a serious medical condition. It is also important to speak to your doctor about possible drug interactions or contraindications before consuming a new plant in medicinal form.This website is intended to inspire curiosity in nature and to foster a connection with the natural world. However this is not a definitive guide, and I cannot take responsibility for any harm that may come to you from foraging and consuming plants.