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Wu Wei Zi acts to astringe the lungs, nourish the kidneys, promote the production of body fluids, astringe sweat, restrain the essence, help stop diarrhea, calm the heart and soothe the mind.
Wu Wei Zi, (Shisandra Fruit); Shisandrae Chinensis; Schisandrae Fructus
Schisandra, the fruit of the Chinese Magnolia Vine is a very interesting Herb. Wu Wei Zi translates as "Five-Flavor Seed" which explains its unusual property of flavors. The bark and flesh are sweet, sour, and salty while the kernel is pungent, bitter, and salty. This complex weave of flavors gives this warming herb a pleasant aroma.
Lung, Kidney, Heart