Schisandra Berries (Schisandra chinensis)
Whether you call her by her name, schisandra, or her Chinese nickname, five flavor fruit, schisandra is a berry of multiplicity. She is the five musketeers of the herbal world – salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and pungent - in one: all for one and one for all. Like any plant lady standing rooted in her power, she refuses categorization, choosing instead complexity and the camaraderie of self-knowledge.
As for the dirt on why, how, and when to use this herb, it’s up to you to hit the books / browsers and do a little sleuthing of your own. We’ll be here for you if you need a hand – or an herb – to hold.