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#1322* MAGNOLIA VINE* Schisandra Chinensis*five-flavor berry*RARE* 7 SEEDS*

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Hi ya'l, .... here's our "five-flavor berry" ..... (Schisandra chinensis) .... Commonly known as the Chinese Magnolia Vine, it is one of the most ornamental edible vines you could ever wish to grow.... It is a deciduous woody vine native to forests of Northern China and the Russian Far East. It is hardy in USDA Zone 4. (-30 degrees F)...Magnolia vine is another unusual fruit from Eastern Asia.....Scratch the bark and an intense, clean fragrance that's a combination of Daphne odora and lime peel will greet your nose. The leaves along the stem are solid green, grouped in threes and slightly heart shaped. The spring flowers are small and sweetly fragrant and are followed by dense grape-like clusters of shiny brilliant red berries ripening in late summer.It is very fast growing and can grow up to 25 feet in a single season. The species itself is dioecious, thus flowers on a female plant will only produce fruit when fertilized with pollen from a male plant.(so grow two) ... Fun Facts ... The fruit is borne in clusters and look much like red currant. It has all five basic flavors: salty, sweet, sour, pungent (spicy) and bitter; hence in China, it’s commonly called five flavor berry.,..the fresh berries are an acquired taste.... It is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs in traditional Chinese medicine...Medicinal Uses.Disclaimer -The herbal information on this post is intended for educational purposes...Russia,Chinese and Japanese .Schisandra chinensis is a famous tonic. Schisandra chinensis is one of the few herbs that contain the three treasures known as Jing, Qi and Shen..Russian pharmacological studies have shown that the unique phytoadaptive compounds of Magnolia vine increase physical working capacity and afford a stress-protective effect against a broad spectrum of harmful factors. It was used by indigenous Nanai hunters to improve night vision, as a tonic and to reduce hunger, thirst and exhaustion. The fruit is also known to be high in vitamin C, E, minerals and essential oils. The sweetened fruit is used to make juice, preserves and wine, and a tea made from the berries is called omija cha......and also the berries are used as a remedy for colds and sea-sickness.......Ideal for pergola, fences, arbors, walls, trellises, porches or other structures...growth rate: very fast....“Schisandra chinensis enjoys millennia of traditional use for prolong life, retarding the aging process, increasing energy, as a fatigue-fighter, and as a sexual tonic.” ..................Schisandra chinensis enjoys millennia of traditional use for prolong life, retarding the aging process, increasing energy, as a fatigue-fighter, and as a sexual tonic. Schisandra also possesses significant protective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Thus it helps to maintain healthy cells throughout the body. It is considered one of the most highly protective of all medicinal plants, and the berry is included in many traditional herbal formulas for improving energy and mental health....... Most Schisandra is dried in the sun and then used in various formulas to improve vitality. But some berries are deep refrigerated, and eventually used to make health juices.... the plant endures any cold, frosty winter, the plant seems to thrives..........................In China, it is said to be the most protective of all herbs and plants...... “Schisandra, the berry of Schisandra chinensis, owes its name Wu Wei Zi (Five Flavored Berry) to the fact that it is sweet, sour, salty, bitter and pungent.”........ Schisandra is the berry of a climbing vine native to northeast China and parts of Russia. It is cultivated in long rows, and harvest takes place at the end of July and the beginning of August. In the current climate of berry crazes, Schisandra could sound like one more fruit to toss into your morning blender drink, but this unusual berry holds a top spot in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its superior medicinal benefits......very fragrant flowers ................. History This plant is sometimes referred to as Chinese Magnolia Vine or Five Flavored Fruit. The five distinct flavors found in the berry correspond to the five phases or Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Sour (Wood), Bitter (Fire), Sweet (Earth), Acrid (Metal) and Salty (Water). Hence it’s name Wu Wei Zi in Chinese. It is considered a Harmonizing Tonic or “King” remedy in Chinese Medicine because of its well balanced energetic nature. Other Herbs in this category include, but are not limited to: Licorice, Dong Quai, Panax Ginseng, Jujube Dates, and Bupleurum. It is included in every classic text on Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been used to support a healthy functioning endocrine system, digestive system, and to support normal liver function as well as a convalescent tonic herb when the kidney system is involved.

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