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WU WEI ZI

Names for Wu Wei Zi
Pharmaceutical: Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis
Botanical: Wu Wei Zi du nord : Schisandra chinensis (Tucz.) Baill. Wu Wei Zi du sud : Schisandra sphenanthera Rehd. & Wils. (Magnoliaceae)
Other names: Sheng Wu Wei Zi, Bei Wu Wei
Description: Chinese Magnoliavine Fruit.

Actions
Strengthens the Lungs (to cure chronic cough); Nourishes the Kidneys (to cure chronic cough); Promotes generation of Body Fluids; Stops sweating; Preserves the Essence; Stops diarrhea; Calms the Heart; Calms the Mind; ...

Origin of wu wei zi
* Schisandra chinensis: Inner-Mongolia, Hebei, Shanxi. * Schisandra sphenanthera: Southwest China, Changjiang river area.;

Preparation of wu wei zi
The ripe fruit is collected in autumn, washed clean, and dried in the sun. The fruit can also be processed with honey and vinegar.;

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