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Fructus Schisandrae chinensis - Wu Wei Zi - 五味子 - 15 oz Net Wt
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Wu Wei Zi (Fructus Schisandrae chinensis)——Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing

Origin: The ripe fruits of perennial plant of either Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill or Schisandra sphenanthera Rend. et Wills, perennial herb of family Magnoliaceae.
Location: Bei Wu Wei Zi is mainly produced in northeast of China, the other is in southwest of China and southern parts of Yangtze River Valley.
Harvest: Collected ripe fruits in autumn and dried.
Smell / Taste: Light smell, sour in flavor, after the broken of seeds, fragrant, bitter and pungent.
Appearance: Smaller, reddish-brown or dark-brown peel.
Processing: Unprocessed, or mixed with vinegar or honey and steamed and then dried in the sun. Properties: Sour, sweet, warm; lung, heart and kidney meridians entered.
Actions: Astringe lung and intestines, secure essence, replenish qi and nourish kidney, promote the generation of fluid to relieve thirst, calm heart and induce tranquilization.
Cautions: It is contraindicated in cases of external pathogen existence, internal excess heat, acute cough, early stage of measles

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