This is one herb that I feel is under-utilized. It is one of the best adaptogenic herbs. The red berries are from an ornamental vine in China. It has been used to relieve excessive or spontaneous sweating. I have used it for that purpose with great results.
It is called Wu Wei Zi in Chinese herbalism As a tincture I use one dropperful three times a day It is a soothing expectorant and an astringent.
Although I do not drink I have seen it made into a wine It is easy to make . Add 4 oz of dried schiandra berries to a bottle of rice wine.