Schisandra is a type of medicinal berry that has been utilised in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years, where It’s said to help “calm the heart and quiet the spirit” by positively affecting the brain, kidneys, liver and lungs. Schisandra gets its name due to the berries having quite a complex taste, since they hold five distinct flavor properties: bitter, sweet, sour, salty and hot. This is why schisdanra is sometimes called “the five-flavored berry.”