| Schisandra |
| Schisandra chinensis|
| Uses: Medicinal
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-8) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
|| Ease of Germination: Difficult/Special Treatment Required |
Chinese medicinal; astringent and demulcent berries are used to treat nervous conditions, chronic cough, asthma, thirst, too frequent urination, and diarrhea. Sometimes referred to as ‘Chinese Prozac’. Hardy climbing vine, to zone 5. Has adaptogenic and immune-enhancing properties similar to ginseng.