Teelixir Schizandra - The Premier Adaptogenic Herb For Stress and Ageing:
This powerful little red berry with it's intense and complex flavour profile is one of the most potent tonic herbs known in Traditional Chinese Medicine for stress & anti-ageing benefits.
Read on below to find out what we think of it, how it works, where to get it & how to use it!
TEELIXIR SCHIZANDRA BERRY REVIEW BY DARCY - BIRCHER BAR FOUNDER & OWNER:
Teelixir's Schizandra Powder has a very unique taste, primarily sour but also showing slight bitter, sweet & salty notes as it's traditional Chinese name (Wu Wei Zi) suggests.
It's an easy one to use, you can simply follow Teelixir's recommendation and add it to both hot or cold beverages, meals and desserts (like the delicious recipe below) or you can simply stir a ½ tsp into a glass of warm water for a quick tonic tea each morning.
What I Like:
Schizandra is believed to be one of the most complete tonic herbs, mainly due to the fact that it enters and supports all five major organs. Famous through the ages as a stress, skin health and anti-ageing supplement, it also has profound effects on many other areas of the body including brain health, liver and libido to name a few (all discussed in more detail further below).
It's one of my favourite tonic herbs as it is so well-rounded and ticks so many health boxes, reducing the cost and complication of trying to juggle 10 different supplements. I also love the uniquely sour taste!
What I Think Could Be Improved:
I love Teelixir as a company, they have brilliant ethics, top quality products and excellent customer service. The only comment I can make about any of their products so far is about the packaging. I’d love to see a more sustainable option, like Miron glass jars, even if it raises the price a little.
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WHAT IS SCHIZANDRA?
Schizandra berry (also known as Schisandra, magnolia berry, or five-flavour berry) is the fruit of the woody vine Schisandra chinensis which typically grows in the forests of Northern China and the Russian Far East.
The Chinese name, Wu Wei Zi (which literally means ‘Fruit of Five Flavours’), was is given as it incorporates 5 of the basic tastes (sweet, salty, sour, bitter and pungent).
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Schizandra is the only herb deemed to have a perfect Yin-Yang balance, to contain all three Treasures, to support all five Elements, and to enter all 12 meridians of the human body.
If Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) isn't your cup of tea, modern science is uncovering some incredible health benefits all the same - read the section below and follow the links to check out some of the clinical trials and studies.
SCHIZANDRA HEALTH BENEFITS:
While the ancient lore of this five-flavour herb has a rich and celebrated history, modern science has also recently started looking into the healing properties of Schizandra, uncovering a wide-range of indicated benefits and use (check this study out here)
Being both adaptogenic and tonic, the observed benefits of Schizandra are wide-ranging. Check out a few of the most common in the list below and to find out more, visit Teelixir’s website for a list of 30 Scientific Studies of Schisandra Berry.
What is Schizandra Good For?:
- Decreasing adrenal fatigue
- Cleaning the liver
- Improving libido
- Slowing down the ageing process
- Improving coordination
- Increasing circulation
- Regulating blood sugar and blood pressure
- Regulating hormone levels
- Reducing stress levels
Schizandra also contains anti-inflammatory properties that may be useful in the treatment of conditions and diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis, and asthma.
HOW TO TAKE SCHIZANDRA:
The easiest way to take Schizandra is by mixing it with hot water for a simple tonic tea, but it also lends itself to some brilliant recipes such as juices, desserts or the smoothie recipe we've listed below:
Schizandra Berry Smoothie:
For a nice cold smoothie that is an absolute health booster, blend the following ingredients together until smooth:
- 1 cup of strawberries (frozen)
- 1 banana
- 3/4 cup of orange juice
- 1 tsp of Schizandra Powder
- 1/4 tsp of MSM Powder
- 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
- 3-4 ice cubes
- 1/2 tsp of honey or maple syrup if desired
Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!
Start with 1/2 tsp daily (or 1/4 tsp if you are sensitive to herbs) an increase over time. Stir into your water, tea, or juice for an instant tonic booster. Also works well in broths, meals, and desserts.
Wildcrafted Shisandra berry (Shisandra chinensis) hot water extract powder. Not irradiated. No added grains, fillers, or starch. No added GMOs. No allergens. Grown Di Tao in China, packed in Australia.
Sugar-free | Gluten-free | Vegan-friendly | Paleo-friendly
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