Schisandra Berry Benefits

Schisandra Berry

(Schisandra chinensis, Schisandraceae)

Parts commonly used: fruit and seed

A berry that supports stress,
immune system function, liver health,
and the respiratory system.*

A Few Benefits

Stress Management

Feeling overwhelmed and on edge? Daily use of this berry supports a healthy stress response (adaptogen) and nourishes the nervous system (nervine).*

Immune Support

When you’ve been on the go and are feeling exhausted, stressed and run down, this berry supports immune health (immunomodulator).*

Supports Liver Health & The Respiratory System

Protects and supports liver health (hepatoprotectant).*

Clearer breathing with upper respiratory support (expectorant).*


A Few Cross-Cultural Uses

Common names: five flavor berry, Chinese magnolia vine, wu wei zi, omija, gomishi, limonnik
Native growing regions: Russia, China, Japan, & Korea
It’s used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, traditional medicine of Japan, Korea & Russia and by European, Canadian, and American herbalists(1).
In Chinese wu wei zi translates to "five-flavor berry" as it has all five flavor profiles (sweet, salty, bitter, pungent, sour). It’s traditionally used as a tonic herb in TCM(2). The term adaptogen was coined by Dr. Nikolai Lazarev in 1947, defined as “an agent that allows the body to counter adverse physical, chemical, or biological stressors by raising nonspecific resistance toward such stress, thus allowing the organism to ”adapt” to the stressful circumstances.”(3)

Find Schisandra Berry in Ziz

Rhodiola Lollipops

Adaptogen Tincture 


1. Thompson, Malia. “Schisandra Monograph.” HerbRally,

2. Engels, Gayle, and Josef Brinckmann. “Schisandra.”

American Botanical Council, no. 106, 2015,


3. Winston, David. Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength,

Stamina, and Stress Relief. 2nd ed., Healing Arts, 2019.

Image Credit

 #1: Oksana Akhtanina

#2: Vladimir Kosolapov

#3: Google Maps