First mentions of schisandra’s incredible powers in Chinese medicine date back to over 2,000 years ago. This traditional Chinese herb is a well-known adaptogen, which means it can protect the body against physical and mental stress. Traditional Chinese medicine used it for detoxifying, revitalizing and as an anti-ageing herb. Its name means “five flavor” fruit, as the Chinese believe it has all the five flavors: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and tart. Schisandra is known for its adaptogenic properties and for supporting the detoxification of the liver. Schisandra can also protect cells and tissues against oxidative damage.