An Ancient Beauty Secret
Schizandra powder is a herb that was held in high regard by women in the imperial courts of China. These women, known as ‘jade girls’, carefully practiced the art of beauty, and schizandra was an essential part of their ‘beauty diet’ for its many beneficial effects.
In addition to its beautifying benefits, schizandra powder is a vitality herb that promotes abundant energy, a sharp mind and a calmness that’s invaluable in our busy modern world. This is my top recommended herb, both in my classes and to my clients because it promotes balanced hormones.
In this article I go in depth on the benefits of schizandra powder and you’ll learn the best, most beneficial ways to integrate it into your diet. My hope is that you will develop an appreciation and the same reverence that I have for schizandra.
The 5-Flavour Fruit
In fact, the schizandra berry contains 5 flavours: bitter, salty, sour, sweet, and pungent. Chinese tonic herbalism has observed the effect flavour has on the body and in this way schizandra powder supports all 3 treasures (jing, qi, and shen) and enters into all 12 meridians. It really is a herb that ‘does it all’.
You need to taste schizandra powder rather than taking it in capsule form. The flavor activates the channels and meridians in your body, and that’s how you get all the benefits of this unique superfood!
A Natural Liver Tonic
The benefits from schizandra come from the fact that it’s a potent liver tonic. The sour flavour effects the liver by restoring proper organ function, specifically phase 1 and 2 of detoxification. During these phases, the liver removes toxins such as xenoestrogens and xenobotics from the body.
Schizandra powder helps your liver pack up toxins and appropriately remove them while minimizing or eliminating detox symptoms like blemishes, fatigue, and headaches.
When we get those toxins out of our body we can experience better hormone health and reduce the symptoms of ‘estrogen dominance’. This means a decrease in PMS symptoms, heavy periods, fibroids, and cysts.
In addition, the effects of schizandra powder also help my menopausal women, especially with hot flashes and sleep issues!
Get The Glow
Another result of optimal liver function is clear, beautiful, smooth skin and bright, clear white eyes. Schizandra is astringent and helps the body hold fluids, which means it reduces dry skin and increases moisture content. Schizandra powder is an especially powerful ally if you are looking to age gracefully and keep a gorgeous complexion.
A Sexual Tonic
This beautiful red berry has an aphrodisiac effect on both men and women. The consistent use of schizandra helps increase vaginal lubrication during sex for females and prevents premature ejaculation in men. It also contains some natural estrogen so it is one of my go-to’s for women are experiencing vaginal dryness due to menopause.
Have you experienced poor sleep quality after an evening of drinking? Your liver works hard to process alcohol, and you might get night sweats. Schizandra helps to cool the liver down while the organ functions optimally. Continuous use of schizandra powder will allow you to experience longer, more restful sleeps.
A Source Of Energy
Shizandra powder will keep you going if you’re working hard and on your feet all day. A calming and uplifting herb, schizandra helps you remain in the parasympathetic nervous system. I love using it as an adrenal tonic for phase 1 or 2 adrenal fatigue. The berry contains bioavailable Vitamin C that supports the adrenal glands.
Best For Your Brain
Are you overwhelmed, running from one thing to the next and feeling like you never see the end of your task list? Consistent use of schizandra powder will help you out. Students in China utilize schizandra to help them focus on their studies and reduces mental tiredness. It helps with the brain fog that is caused by so many hormone imbalances such as low estrogen and adrenal fatigue. That being said, you need to take it consistently to get the benefits. This sort of results occurs after taking schizandra regularly for 100 days.
Take The 100-Day Schizandra Challenge
If taken each day for 100 days, schizandra powder is said to help purify the blood, sharpen the mind, improve memory, rejuvenate the kidney energy, and cause the skin to be radiantly beautiful. For best results, we recommend you take a 1 tsp of the cold extract powder daily.