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Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra)

7 Sexy Benefits of Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra)

The number one killer of a great sex life is stress. Our HPA (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal) axis has a lot to answer for when it comes to a low libido. Schisandra can help as it helps to regulate the central nervous system.

Schisandra is a lush, green vine that grows the most beautiful red berries, kind of like a cluster of small grapes. It is in these berries and their seeds that we find our herbal ally. This amazing herb and its sexual function enhancing benefits in both men and women. LIBIDO ENHANCING Most people know that the number one killer of a great sex life is stress, which is why I talk about libido in clinic and the importance. Not just of doing it for the sake of doing it, but it must be meaningful for both partners, male and female. Our HPA axis has a lot to answer for when it comes to a low libido. Schisandra is your friend here, as it helps to regulate the central nervous system, which as herbalist Ron Teeguarden observes, “can result in accurate and optimal balancing between the excitatory and inhibitory control functions of the cerebral cortex”. It can give you life strengthening powers and it can help bring us into a state of peace by balancing our brain's response to stress. Schisandra works on the Kidneys, which in Islamic and Chinese tradition are the source of our sexual energy, our Jing Essence and also our brain's substance. We can find peace of mind when our stress is managed and our body is in balance, and from there, sexual health can flourish. SCHISANDRA FOR IMPOTENCE Schisandra offers great assistance to those suffering impotence and erectile dysfunction because of its ability to dilate the blood vessels, thus helping men achieve erections and keep them. Our Deer Antler does also help with sexual power and libido and Ashwagandha powder are also super potent for men and their sexual health. SHISANDRA FOR ENDURANCE Schisandra was used by hunters and nomads to improve endurance and reduce fatigue that is, to increase stamina and power. The Russian Army fed their soldiers a combination of schisandra, eleuthero and rhodiola to improve their resilience and performance, and Russian pilots took schisandra to enable them to withstand crazy altitudes. While it is unlikely you will need to hike for days on end through Siberia or fly high in the sky, maybe you can use your schisandra stamina in the bedroom. In Asia, schisandra is used to increase a man’s staying power and it is said to increase warmth, sensation, and sensitivity in female genitals, especially if used over a long period of time. GET THOSE FLUIDS FLOWING At different times in their cycle, postpartum and around menopause, women can experience vaginal dryness that inhibits their sexual function. Schisandra directly helps to reduce vaginal dryness by increasing the “Water Qi” in the sexual organs via its action on the Kidneys, which control the Water in the body. Schisandra's astringent action conserves Sexual Fluids for women until the appropriate time for release. It does the same for men, too, by keeping their sperm free and mobile. SUPER SPERM AND EGGS FOR WOMEN Schisandra is super high in antioxidants, which have been shown to help increase sperm motility and morphology, ejaculate volume, and sperm concentration as well as DNA integrity. Great sperm means that you are a super healthy man, and it’s also important for making super healthy babies. Antioxidants are one of the most important components to having healthy fertility that every woman needs to focus on, especially if you are wanting to support your egg health. Antioxidants help to protect the eggs from free radical damage and can prevent the eggs from prematurely ageing and dying. TOXIC OESTROGEN NO MORE The primary active constituents in schisandra are lignans. Lignans are a type of phytoestrogen that are found in a variety of plant foods. Bacteria in the human intestines convert lignans to lignan precursors which are known to have a weak, but beneficial oestrogenic activity within the body. These lignan precursors and the plant’s fibre attach to excess oestrogen so it can be removed via the body’s systems of elimination. Basically, the more toxic oestrogens that are removed, the more balanced your sex hormones, and the more chance you have of your libido soaring. OVULATION Schisandra is traditionally thought to be an ovulation inducer. This is most likely because schisandra supports the HPA axis and liver phase one and two detoxification, allowing the hormones to come back into balance. The hormones that increase during the fertile window “just before ovulation” create a libido boost. The natural and real ovulation time is during the full moon, 13-17 Lunar month. The standard prescription for schisandra is to take approximately 1 teaspoon every single day for three months and see what positive effect this may have on your body and sexual health. Written with the help of Tahnee.

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