Schisandra berry as part of our booster


CBD & Hemp Dictionary | 10.12.2021

Schisandra, also known as the Magnolia Vine, is a beautiful plant. Until recently, Europe has known it mainly as a decorative plant. You have probably seen it in parks, gardens, and allotments.

Yet, the real beauty of Schisandra lies in its berries. Chinese medicine practitioners consider this fruit a great source of vitality and health and use it to increase energy and focus, as well as help the human body regain balance.

The berries that grow on the Schisandra plant have a unique flavour which combines the five primary flavours in Chinese medicine: sweet, salty, bitter, spicy, and sour. This explosion of flavour has earned Schisandra its famous Chinese name of "Wu-Wei-Zi", which can be translated into "the five flavours fruit."

Schisandra explained

Combining Schisandra extract with CBD creates an unstoppable beautifying machine.

Both ingredients can act as antioxidants, which play a critical role in protecting our skin from harmful oxidative stress, such as air pollution or UV rays.

When used together, CBD and Schisandra provide high levels of nutrition and protection. In addition, the potential anti-inflammatory properties of CBD and the ability of Schisandra to improve blood circulation create a soothing effect on even the most challenging skin.

CBD & Schisandra

Schisandra is a vine plant native to Asia and North America. It produces fruit in the form of small, dark red berries. The plant's fruit has been used for centuries to improve human health, well-being and even to help beautify the skin.

Even though it's widely used in Chinese medicine, Europe and the US have only recently recognised Schisandra's properties.

Over the past years, many studies have been done to explore and understand the medical properties of Schisandra extracts. This includes learning how to use its antiviral and antibacterial properties, as well as exploring its positive impact on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Last but not least, Schisandra extract is known to nourish and protect the skin, and for this reason, it is often used in highly nutritional beauty boosters.

History of Schisandra

Schisandra is a staple ingredient in Chinese medicine.

The plant was first mentioned in writing in the 16th century by one of the greatest herbalists in China called Li Shih-Chen.

Back then, Schisandra extracts were praised for providing relief to people suffering from various illnesses and health challenges. For example, Schisandra was used to tackle serious gastrointestinal, respiratory and cardiovascular problems. It was also used to help improve one's general well-being, combat weakness and insomnia, and much more.

But it wasn't just Chinese medicine practitioners who took notice. Russians also discovered the healing power of Schisandra and have been using it to make a popular Schisandra tonic that reduces fatigue, increase vitality, decrease hunger and improve general well being.

Last but not least, cosmetics with Schisandra berries were a staple product among the royals, who used them for their beautifying properties.

And just like the royals in the past, today, we use Schisandra extracts in cosmetics designed to improve the look and health of our skin.

Good to know about Schisandra

While you can grow Schisandra in your garden, you need to keep in mind that the results achieved by eating the berries raw might be less noticeable and less prominent than when using a Schisandra extract.

Some people might also develop an allergy to Schisandra, while those who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux might notice their symptoms worsening after consuming Schisandra berries.

Last but not least, pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use any products containing Schisandra.