Berry of the 5 flavors: properties, benefits, how to eat it

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La berry of the five flavors is the fruit of the Schisandra chinensis plant. Rich in phenolic compounds, it is useful for respiratory system, kidneys and nervous system. Let's find out better.

> Description of the fruit

> Berry of the five flavors, an ally of

> Calories, nutritional values ​​and properties of the Berry of the five flavors

> Contraindications of the Berry of the five flavors


> Curiosity


> How to eat the Berry of the five flavors

 

Description of the fruit

The berry of the five flavors (literal translation of the Chinese name) is a rather unknown fruit in the country, ed is a vine native to the cold areas of Manchuria, on the border with Korea and Russia. The scientific name is Schisandra chinensis and it produces numerous bright red berries that ripen in late summer and can remain on the branches even until the first frosts.

The name, attributed to it by traditional Chinese medicine, refers to five basic flavors that can be perceived by tasting the fruit: sour, sweet, bitter, pungent and finally skipped. Although it is mostly taken into consideration for its aesthetic appearance and for its ability to beautify gardens and pergolas, we are talking about a plant listed among the 50 fundamental species of Chinese medicine.

 

Berry of the five flavors, ally of

Kidneys, lungs, nervous system, respiratory system, endocrine system, sight, hospitalization from ailments.

 

Calories, nutritional values ​​and properties of the berry of the five flavors

The berry of the five flavors contains, both in the pulp and in the seeds, interesting phenolic compounds, such as schizandrine, brisabolene, pregomysin, schicanterin, rubridylactone and gomisin A, with numerous active ingredients, in several points connected with protection of cells from tumor principles; they are also antiviral, antioxidant, hepatoprotective and neuroprotective, with the ability to heal damaged tissues.



The effectiveness of the lignans and essential oils of the berry of the five flavors has been demonstrated to help sportsmen and workers to maintain high performance, to help convalescents recover from illness, and to endure large amounts of stress in general.

Dried Five Flavor Berry Infusion is often used as remedy for colds and for seasickness. It also reduces thirst, supports the work of the kidneys, calms the mind and heart, treats intestinal and lung problems, reduces thirst, fatigue, stress and hunger, improves night vision.

Clinical studies have also shown positive effects in cases of wounds, burns, frostbiteor, crush syndrome, heavy metal poisoning.

The berries of the 5 flavors can be found on the market in the form of dehydrated fruits, whole or in powder. The powder, in particular, contains 5 calories per 1/2 tsp.

 

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Contraindications of the berry of the 5 flavors

Traditional Chinese medicine does not prescribe the five-flavor berry at pregnant women, due to some phyto-components that can potentially induce uterine contractions.

 

Curiosity

  • The berry of the five flavors is celebrated in Russia with a postage stamp.
  • For his ability to enhance hearing, sight and concentration, in the countries of origin they are very consumed by hunters.

 


How to eat the berry of the five flavors

The fruits can be eaten fresh but they are generally expected to be completely dried for most of their uses.

The dried berries (often on the branches themselves, by the sun) are useful for making herbal teas and infusions, but also fortified drinks. There are also desserts and fruit juices made with berries of the five flavors. In medicine, young leaves, bark and roots are also used.

 

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