Schisandra – Wu Wei Zi (Fructus Schisandrae)

wuweiziSource: Wu Wei Zi – the ripe fruit of Schisandra chinensis (Tuecz.) Bail and S. Sphenanthera Rehd. Et Wile., family Magnoliaceae.

Function: Wu Wei Zi astringes lung to treat cough and asthma, nourishes the kidney, promotes the production of body fluids and constrains sweating. Wu Wei Zi also astringes the essence and stops diarrhoea, nourishes the heart and calms the mind.

Application: Wu Wei Zi is used for chronic cough and breathing difficulty resulting from deficiency. It is also used for thirst, night sweating, spontaneous sweating, seminal emissions, palpitationsinsomnia and dream disturbed sleep.