What are the five main systems of your body?
These include; Nervous system, Circulatory system, Respiratory system, Digestive system and Excretory system - I must say I'd add the sensory system as a sixth but that would defeat todays purpose. :-)
The point is just to touch on how the Traditional Chinese Medicine systems sees things.... Five flavors, five body systems. Balanced fruit... now I wonder just how this will affect a human body. It's reasonable to think it just might work on my own balance.
Or so those ancient Daoist Monks-- in the caves and the woods and the monasteries just might have thought of things. Then again, it was 5,000 years ago. You would have been living in a pristine environment or at least one without rampant chemical saturation, access to artesian spring water, organic everything since that's all there was, and, absolutely zero electro-smog with no powerlines or wi-fi. Is it possible that one may have been so in touch with one's own senses that the mere fragrance of a new or unknown fruit may have cued you into whether or not your body could benefit? Perhaps if you were a Daoist Monk and even precisely how you would benefit. Perhaps knowing is a lost art. Perhaps not.
So these legends go.
I believe such sensitivity exists. Even now that turn of your head to notice someone gazing at you is a hint of such things, is it not? This rare combination of taste, an all in one fruit is just the start of what sets Schizandra Chinensis apart from all other fruits, super or not. And this fruit IS super!
Caryn Anderson at ehow sums it all up incredibly well!
Emotional and Mental Wellness
- Schizandra berry is an adaptogen, or a substance that aids the body in adapting to stress. Schizandra works in the body to balance stress hormones and normalize organ function during times of mental, environmental or physical stress. The most beneficial effects can be seen with long-term use of the supplement. It can increase physical stamina and reduce the amount of time needed to recover from physical exertion. It also protects the adrenal glands from the harmful effects of stress and balances the function of the central nervous system.
It also is reputed to sharpen mental focus, increase clarity, increase concentration, enhance memory, decrease fatigue and stimulate alertness without causing nervousness or over-stimulation. These effects often also produce an elevated mood.
- Schizandra has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to soothe respiratory conditions. It soothes chronic coughs, alleviates asthmatic coughing/wheezing and assists users in expelling phlegm from the respiratory system.
- Schizandra usage enhances bodily function. It enhances circulation and supports healthy blood pressure levels as well as organ function. In traditional Chinese medicine, schizandra is used to cleanse and detoxify the liver and protect it from damage. According to the Complementary and Alternative Healing University, schizandra's lignan content helps to regenerate healthy liver tissue.
- According to "The Ancient Wisdom of the Chinese Tonic Herbs," by Ron Teeguarden, schizandra berries enhance both sexual energy and function in both women and men. It acts as an aphrodisiac and increases the flow of sexual fluids. Schizandra affects men by stimulating semen production, boosting libido, extending erection time and preventing premature ejaculation. Females taking schizandra may experience increased vaginal lubrication during intercourse and heightened genital sensitivity.
- According to Teeguarden, women in China have regaled schizandra's "beauty enhancing qualities" for centuries. Schizandra berry increases the skin's glow, smoothes and refines the skin's texture, enhances skin's beauty and helps to protect it from harmful effects of the wind and sun. Schizandra berry is an astringent that allows skin to retain more moisture, creating a more youthful appearance.
According to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, schizandra may have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
Read more: http://www.ehow.com/list_6566484_benefits-schizandra-berry_.html#ixzz2db6IgwaG