Schisandra Fruit

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   Introduction To Schisandra Fruit (bai wu wei zi)











Schisandra Fruit (bai wu wei zi)

Fructus Schisandrae

Properties: It is sour in flavour, warm in nature, and tropistic to the heart, lung and kidney channels. Being warm and moist in nature, it has all the five kinds of taste, while the sourness is the dominant. So it functions mainly for astringency of preserve essence and in benefit as well, serving to astringe the lung in the upper-jiao and preserve essence in the lower-jiao, replenish Qi internally and consolidate the superficies externally. It is used to treat various syndromes of incessent and excessive loss of body essence due to deficiency. After all, as an astringent and being weak in nourishing potency, it is often used together with tonics to treat both the primary causes and the symptoms of a disease at the same time.

Effects: Astringing the lung to arrest cough, preserving kidney essence, astringing the bowels, benefiting Qi, promoting production of the body fluid, stopping sweating and relieving mental stress.


1. For insufficiency of lung-qi, chronic cough and asthma of deficiency type, it is ofen usedwith drugs for replenishing Qi and relieving cough and asthma, such as Radix Glycyrrhizea, Radix Platycodi, Semen Armeniacae Amarum, Flos Farfarae, etc.

2. For deficiency of both the lung and the kidney, and kidney hypofunction in holding breath, chronic cough and asthma, it is used with Fructus Corni, Rhizoma Dioscoreae and Radix Rehmanniae Praeparata to replenish the lung and the kidney, and to help breath for relieving asthma. It is also used with herbs for warming the lung and reducing retention of phlegm, such used with herbs for warming the lung and reducing retention of phlegm, such as Herba Asari, Rhizoma Zingiberis, Rhizoma Pinelliae to treat cough and asthma of cold-phlegm type.

3. For spontaneous perspiration due to Qi-deficiency or night sweat because of Yin-deficiency, it is often used with herbs for supplementing Qi and consolidating superficies, such as Radix Astragali seu Hedysari, Rhizoma Atractylodis, Fructus Tritici Levis, etc. ; or with drugs for nourishing yin to stop sweating, such as Fructus Corni, Radix Rehmanniae, Concha Ostreae, etc.

4. For injury of both Qi and Yin by fever with mental irritability, thirst, hyperhidrosis, fatigur and weak pulse, it is usually used with Radix Ginseng, radix Ophiopogonis to supplement Qi and Yin and to promote the generation of body fluid to arrest sweating. For insufficiency of both heart and  kidney-yin with dysphoria and insomnia, it is often used with herbs for nourishing Yin to clear heat, tranquilizing the mind by nourishing the heart, such as Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae, Radix Ophiopoconis, Semen Ziziphi Spinosae, etc. For treatment of diabetes, it is often used with herbs for generation of body fluid to quench thirst, such as Radix Trichosanthis, Rhizoma Dioscoireae, Radix Puerariae, etc.

5. For Spermatorrhea or frequent urination due to deficiency of the kidney, it is used with remedies for reinforcing the kidney and astringents such as Semen Nelumbinis, Semen Euryales, Os Draconis Fossilia Ossis Mastodi, Fructus Psoraleae, etc. For treatment of morning diarrhea because of deficiency of both the spleen and the kidney-yang, it is often used with Fructus Euodiae, Semen Myristicae, Fructus Psoraleae, as in Pill of Four Wonderful Drugs (Sishen Wan).

Dosage and Administration: 3-10g.


For the convenience of customers, we offer the Schisandra Fruit (bai wu wei zi) as the  quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 6 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Schisandra Fruit (bai wu wei zi) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $59.00.


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