SEX, MIND & BEAUTY TONIC (30g)
Schisandra has been taken by women in China for many hundreds of years to make the skin soft, smooth and beautiful. This natural beauty tonic earned its reputation for its ability to protect skin from environmental stress and toxin accumulation while promoting deep hydration. It has been widely used to treat skin diseases due to this as well as its anti-inflammatory effects.
Schisandra increases energy at the cellular level, with one study showing evidence that it enhances mitochondrial antioxidant status. They proposed that this effect offers generalised protection against environmental, emotional, and chemical stressors.
Its name means “five flavoured berry”, and it has been used for centuries, with much success with people suffering from anxiety, depression and mood swings.
The berry has a dual effect on the nervous system, a hallmark of a good adaptogenic herb. It is a mild central nervous system stimulant that enhances reflexes, work performance, and mental acuity. At the same time it is calming and helps relieve nervousness and other symptoms of stress. Studies also show a link between its use and decreased incidence of neurological and psychiatric disorders, including neurosis, schizophrenia, alcoholism and even alzheimers.
It helps to protect against stress-induced immune depletion by enhancing non-specific (endocrine-mediated) immune system function, the part that is most affected by stress and is inhibited by chronic anxiety, anger, depression or fear.
It also enhances other aspects of endocrine function and male and female sexual and reproductive health. Research shows that Schisandra is beneficial for fertility and hormonal balance, helping to promote a strong libido, preventing sexual dysfunction like impotence and positively affecting the reproductive organs, including the uterus.
Bliss Elixir single herbs can be added to any hot or cold drink, teas, smoothies, and raw desserts. However they are best enjoyed whisked into warm, organic milk or plant milk.