Schisandra has a usually sour, sweet, bitter, warm and salty taste, hence the name "five taste". Schisandra is used as an "adaptogen" for increasing resistance to disease and stress, increasing energy and increasing physical performance and endurance. It is also used for treating liver disease (hepatitis) and protecting the liver from poisons. Schisandra extract improves concentration, coordination and endurance. Schisandra helps to prevent mental fatigue and increases accuracy and quality of work.