Magnolia Vine Fruit (wu wei zi)

Nature: Warm; sour, slightly bitter and salty; attributive to kidneys and lungs.


Magnolia Vine Fruit /Schizandra Fructus

(wu wei zi) 五味子


  

Nature: Warm; sour, slightly bitter and salty; attributive to kidneys and lungs.

 

Characteristics: Dried fruit of a woody vine, black in color, containing seeds with essential oil, fatty oil and lot of mucilage. A superior herb, very popular and widely used in longevity tonic formulas for its balanced energies and broad spectrum of therapeutic effects.

 

Therapeutic effects: Benefit vital energy and promote the production of body fluid; control perspiration; relieve chronic cough and asthma; invigorate kidney and promote semen production; nourish heart and calm the mind. Used for frequent profuse urination, male and female infertility, profuse sweating, chronic thirst, insomnia, chronic cough and asthma.