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Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra Berry) is a medicinal herb used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is known for its ability to nourish and protect the liver, support healthy adrenal function, and help to balance the body's natural energy. It is also thought to help reduce stress, improve immunity, and improve focus and concentration. The dried berry is used to make teas and tinctures, or it can be taken in capsule form.



1. Supports Liver Health: Wu Wei Zi is known to help protect and nourish the liver and protect it from oxidative damage.

2. Promotes Adrenal Function: Wu Wei Zi has been used to help support healthy adrenal function and reduce stress.

3. Improves Focus and Concentration: Wu Wei Zi is also known to help improve mental clarity and focus. It is also thought to help improve memory and cognitive performance.



  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of schisandra berry during pregnancy or breastfeeding, so it's best to avoid using it.

  • Medications: Schisandra berry may interact with certain medications, including those for asthma, high blood pressure, and anxiety. It may also increase the effects of caffeine, so it's important to talk to your healthcare provider before taking schisandra berry supplements.

  • Bleeding disorders: Schisandra berry may increase the risk of bleeding in people with bleeding disorders or those taking blood-thinning medications.

  • Gastrointestinal issues: Schisandra berry may cause gastrointestinal upset, including stomach pain, diarrhea, and nausea in some people.


Tastes Like:

Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra Berry) has a sour, sweet, and slightly salty taste. It is often described as having a unique flavor that is not easily described.



The best way to prepare Wu Wei Zi is to make a tea or tincture. To make a tea, steep 1-2 teaspoons of the dried berries in 8 ounces of boiling water for 10-15 minutes. For a tincture, steep 1-2 teaspoons of dried berries in 1/2 cup of vodka or other high proof alcohol for 4-6 weeks. You can also take the dried berries in capsule form.

Schisandra Berry (Wu Wei Zi)

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