South Schisandra Chinensis And North Schisandra Chinensis Producing Areas Are Different
Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill is the dried and ripe fruit, called "north schisandra". of Schisandra sphenanthera rehd. et Wils. Dried and ripe fruits are "south schisandra". Harvest the fruits when they ripen in autumn, dry them in the sun or steam them in the sun, then remove stalks and impurities.
North schisandra chinensis is grown in north China hebei, liaoning, jilin, heilongjiang and other places.
South Schisandra chinensis is generally born in south China Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan and other places;
North schisandra chinensis: irregular spherical or oblate. 5 ~ 8 mm in diameter. Surface red, fuchsia or dark red, wrinkled, oily; After crushing the seeds, there are aroma, flavor, slightly bitter.
South schisandra chinensis: spherical or oblate, 4~6mm in diameter. The surface is brownish red to dark brown, shrivelled and shriveled, and the flesh is often close to the seeds. Seeds 1~2, kidney - shaped, brown - yellow surface, glossy, seed coat thin and crisp.
North schisandra is better, Boherbs perennial supply of dried north schisandra fruits.