The name says it all: the vital berry is healthy. It comes from China and is called Wu Wei Zi, which means the herb of the five flavors.
A great remedy
So it is also clear that you can eat both the leaves and the berries that grow fiery red on the plant. It is said that you should eat two leaves a day to stay fit. In Chinese herbal medicine, it is even considered one of the most effective strengthening agents. The list of positive properties of this berry is really long. The vital berry helps with both a cold, inflammation of the liver, insomnia and even forgetfulness.
Perfectly suited as a privacy screen
The berries can also be eaten raw or processed into jelly and jam. The vital berry is a real climbing star. Because it is a fast growing creeper that can grow up to five meters high and is therefore perfectly suitable as a privacy screen. It thrives best in partial shade, but even sunnier locations don't bother the vital berry. As a creeping plant, it also needs a climbing aid.
Pay attention to the original when buying
When buying, you should pay attention to the original, because under the name Vitalbeere there are always other plants that do not have these healing powers. And if you don't want to eat them, that's no problem either. It's always nice to look at. The bright red fruits form beautiful grapes. The white-pink flowers appearing in May also exude an intense fragrance.