Schizandra is known as the “quintessence of tonic herbs” because it nurtures all three Treasures (Jing, Qi and Shen) and all five Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water). It is adaptogenic and helps support stress response, mental energy and beauty. It makes a fantastic tea with all five tastes (sweet, sour, salty, spicy and a touch of bitter). That’s how it got its name: Wu Wei Zi, or “Five Flavor Fruit.
Flavor: Bright tart gives way to a fleeting berry sweetness, a flash of acrid, a bite of bitter, and a subtle salty finish
Directions: Add the amount of botanicals per a recipe, as desired, or as directed by a health practitioner. The proper way of extracting botanicals depends on parts used. Flowers, fruits and leaves can usually be steeped or decocted (boiling over fire) while stems, barks and roots typically require decocting.
In a Desktop Botanical Garden™ Glass Tea & Elixir Maker, add 1 part botanical(s) and 5-8 parts water, steep or decoct for 5-20 minutes. You can boil water directly in the Elixir Maker. Repeat this process for 2nd or 3rd extraction until all active constituents have been extracted.
Ingredients: Dried Schizandra Fruit