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Wu Wei Zi

Schizandra | 五味子
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SKU S5540

Ingredient: Schisandra fruit (wu wei zi).

FUNCTIONS: Astringes lungs qi, nourishes the kidneys, promotes body fluids, controls excessive sweating, controls seminal emission and diarrhea, calms spirit.*

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Mandarin: 五味子
Pin-Yin: Wu Wei Zi
English: Schisandra Fruit
Korean: 오매
Romaji: Gomishi
Kanji: 五味子
Kampo: No



Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Schisandrae Fructus


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Warm, sweet, sour

Channels Entered:

  • Lung, kidney, heart

Herb Actions:

  • Stems the leakage of lung qi
  • Relieves cough and diarrhea
  • Tonifies the kidneys
  • Secures the essence
  • Encourages the production of fluids
  • Calms the spirit while simultaneously pacifying and containing the heart qi


  • Not recommended for those with a pre-existing exterior disorder
  • Not recommended for those with heat in the interior caused by excess


Commonly Found In:

  • Hoelen & Schisandra Combination, Rehmannia & Schizandra Formula


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