One significant trait it is has is to hold fluid within the body. This assists in leakage of sperm, urinary frequency and vaginal discharge.
The berries are very helpful in respiratory ailments like: asthma, bronchitis, chronic coughing, and strengthening the lungs. These berries can also help in the digestive system by acting as a tonic for the liver, flushing the kidneys, relieving chronic diarrhea, aiding in urinary disorders, and reducing inflammation of the liver. The berries have especially been studied by scientists in their properties to alleviate hepatitis. The berries have been found to have Glutathione peroxidase, an enzyme that breaks down free radicals which would otherwise damage the liver.
This fruit also contains liganans which some scientists believe reduce the risk of breast cancer. In terms of reproductive organs, the berries help with involuntary ejaculation and is considered an aphrodisiac. It may also cause contractions and induce labor.
In the Nervous system, the berries are known to help with mental disorders, memory loss and increasing neuron responses. Wu Wei Zi has been used to aid in body hydration and tranquility of the mind (nightmares, fears, insomnia).
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