Biochemical basis of the "Qi-invigorating" action of Schisandra berry (wu-wei-zi) in Chinese medicine.

@article{Ko2006BiochemicalBO,
  title={Biochemical basis of the "Qi-invigorating" action of Schisandra berry (wu-wei-zi) in Chinese medicine.},
  author={K. Ko and P. Chiu},
  journal={The American journal of Chinese medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={
          171-6
        }
}
  • K. Ko, P. Chiu
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American journal of Chinese medicine
  • Schisandra berry or Wu-Wei-Zi, meaning the "the fruit of five tastes" in Chinese, is a commonly used herb in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Based on the "Five-Element" theory in TCM, while the "five tastes" of Schisandra berry refer to its influence on the five visceral organs in the body, ancient Chinese herbalists specifically trumpeted the berry's beneficial effect on the "Qi" of the five visceral organs. "Qi" is a Chinese term used as a broad description of energy-dependent body… CONTINUE READING
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