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Shizandra..The 'Five Taste Fruit' That Is Packed Full Of Health Benefits!

How good are Shizandra berries?

Firstly...what are they?

I guess most people reading this have never heard of them before. After all they are not as famous as the blueberry, cranberry or raspberry ....etc

They are native to China and Japan. But it is fast becoming popular in the west.

Schiz andra is a creeping woody vine and the berries that come from there have an unusual taste. Sort of sweet and salty, slightly bitter with a hot and sour taste. It's actually called "five taste fruit" or "wu wei zi"...that's what the Chinese call it (meaning the same thing).

But, are they good for you?

I think you know the answer....read on!

It is a powerful antioxidant, being high in phytochemicals. However it is also rich in minerals, vitamins and essential oils.

The health benefits?

Well shiz andra-berries are used to treat the following....

  • Immune system
  • The liver
  • Tonic for the kidneys
  • Sexual organs!
  • Diarrhoea and dysentery

The list dosen't stop there, no! They also are believed to....

  • Support the adrenal glands
  • Boost recovery after surgery
  • Protect against radiation

Shiz-andra, is good for menopausal women with cardiovascular disease and also cherished as a sexual enhancer and youth invigorator for women too.

In the neurological field, shizandra can help if you suffer from depression. It will also improve concentration, co-ordination and mental clarity.

Irritable? Forgetful? Then you need some of these berries.

It is also claimed that it can help failing eyesight and hearing. In fact in Russia, schiz andra is a registered medicine for vision problems.

Keep a watchful eye on 'shiz-andra'!

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