Schisandra, sometimes called Chinese magnolia vine or five flavor fruit, is a vine used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In TCM, schisandra is known for benefitting several meridians, or energy pathways in the body, including those regulating the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys. This plant has a long history of therapeutic use: it's been studied and used as a preventative or treatment for everything from heart disease and liver disorders to cancer and chronic stress in many parts of the world, including Japan, Russia, and Korea. It may be a relative newcomer to some American health seekers, but there's a lot of excitement about this vine's healing potential.
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Podcasts about Schisandra
The Holistic Herbalism Podcast: Schisandra & Peppermint
No, that's not an herbal tea pairing suggestion! This week, Katja sets off on a 100-day experiment with schisandra berries, and Ryn discusses the nuances of peppermint's energetics - is it warming or cooling? Listen in and find out what we think!
The Vital Way: Benefits of Schisandra with Brandon Amalani
Brandon Amalani is partnered with Pioneer Valley Naturals as the exclusive distributor of the only American-Grown Organic Schizandra currently available. This is where our Schisandra comes from and in this podcast we dive into many of the benefits and uses of schisandra.
The Chinese Herb Health & Longevity Show: Beauty, Sex, and Longevity with Schisandra
In this episode, Dr. George focuses on one of the true superstars in the Chinese herbal pharmacopeia, Schisandra. Schisandra is unique in that while it is classified as a “sour” taste, it actually contains all 5 flavors. What does this mean for your body? What organs and energy systems are most affected by Schisandra? Who should take Schisandra? Is there anyone who should NOT take this amazing tonic herb? What makes Schisandra so famous and why do patients who have undergone radiation therapy need to know about this potent superior herb? Why is this herb good for your sex life? Your eyes? Your skin? In this new episode, George and John discuss all this and delve into some of the published studies on Schisandra to explore the wealth and variety of benefits you can receive when you include this tiny berry into your health and longevity program.