Schisandra Berries are also known as Wu wei zi, schizandra, five flavor berries, and fructus schisandra. The first recorded use of schisandra berries is found in China's earliest text of herbal medicine, where it was used as a general tonic due to its effects and reputation as an adaptogen.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, schisandra is used to quiet the mind and calm the spirit, and the berries have been consumed by Russian hunters to combat fatigue. Its adaptogenic properties mean that schisandra helps to support the adrenals, providing balanced energy and a supported reaction to stress.*