Goji Berry is known as Lycium Barbarum or Fructus Lycii. It is a member of Solanaceae family. It is native to China. It is harvested when the fruit turns bright red during summer and autumn season.
The Chinese herbalists knew the importance of Goji Berries since ages.
The Goji Berry fruit generally looks like a raisin. The fruit is sweet in taste, "Chi" enhancer and immunity booster. The berries work on the meridians of the Liver, Lungs and Kidneys. The berries can be utilized in a number of ways for medicinal benefits. They can be eaten raw, made into a juice, tincture or a tea. The berries taste sweet, they contain 20 to 30 small seeds in them.
The presence of Polysaccharides
in Goji Berry makes it a powerful antioxidant fruit. Polysaccharides play a role in boosting the immunity. Consuming Goji Berry regularly makes the body resistant against infections. Goji Berries are good for a diabetic person. Polysaccharides keep the blood sugar levels under control.
One of the best vision improving antioxidant is Zeaxanthin
. It accumulates in the Macula and is responsible for a clear vision. With aging Zeaxanthin decreases and may lead to diseases like Macular Degeneration. The body is unable to produce Zeaxanthin on its own. Zeaxanthin has to be taken from food sources. Goji Berry being rich in Zeaxanthin promotes vision and reduces the occurrence of Macular Degeneration.Beta Carotene
is available in abundance in Goji Berries. Beta Carotene is needed for health skin, teeth and bones. It is responsible for the production of Vitamin A.
Goji Berries are a good source of Betaine. Betaine is a compound used for producing a liver protective compound called Choline. Choline is also useful in improving the memory development of the muscles.
The presence of Physalin makes Goji Berries one of the top fruits in combating Hepatitis B and Blood Cancer.
Solavetivone is a strong antifungal and antibacterial compound found in Goji Berries.
Goji Berry is packed with an antiinflammatory agent called, Beta Sitoserol. It is a cure for problems like Impotence, Enlarged Prostate and High Cholesterol.
A cervical cancer fighting compound called Cyperone is available in Goji Berries. Cyperone is even good for a person with High Blood Pressure. It normalizes the level of blood pressure in the body.
It is a rich source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Iron. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, it prevents against free radical damage, builds immunity, slows down the aging process, reduces the risk of cancer and heart diseases. Vitamin A is needed for reproduction and maintenance of body tissues, it promotes good eyesight and keeps the mucous membranes healthy. Zeaxanthin is a nutrient found in Goji Berries, it is known for promoting vision. It is even effective for curing age related Eye diseases. It prevents the occurrence of Macular Degeneration. It enhances eyesight and cures Blurred Vision. Iron is needed for growth and development of the body. It is needed for making body cells, hemoglobin and myoglobin. It cures Anemia, Tiredness and Insomnia and improves Appetite.
Goji Berries contain amino acids, these are the building blocks of protein. Goji Berry is one of those few plant based foods that provide protein. Vegetarians those were dependent on Beans or Grains for protein can now rely on Goji Berries.
It is beneficial in curing Diabetes and maintaining healthy blood glucose levels.
Goji Berry is known to increase the count and vitality of sperms. It is useful in treating Infertility.
Goji Berries enhance the levels of testosterone in the blood thereby, increasing sexual drive in both men and women. Goji berries help in maintaining libidos in old age.
It relieves Stress and relaxes the Mind. Being adaptogenic it makes the body fight stress.
It enhances memory and prevents the risk of Alzhemier . It improves mental capacity of recalling and recollecting the things.
Goji berry is useful in maintaining good cholesterol. It lowers the risk of Heart Attack and keeps the heart healthy.
It promotes the movement of blood through the body. It is effective in curing Poor Blood Circulation.
It reduces the risk of Obesity as it is low in calories. and is a famous antiobesity medicine.
It slows down the effects of Aging and helps to look young.
Goji Berry provides strength to legs, muscles and bones. It helps to reduce the Pain associated to Arthritis. Goji Berry provides relief from Inflammation and Joint Pain.
It is used to treat Liver Diseases and prevents Liver Cancer.
It promotes Longevity.
Caution: Avoid excessive consumption.
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The best and the most potent method of consuming Goji berry is to Tincture it.To learn how to make your own Tinctures Click hereDecoction:
Make a tea.
Put 2 teaspoons of dried Goji berry fruits in 1.5 cups of water. Boil it. Simmer for 15 minutes and then remove from the heat. Steep for 40 minutes. Drink one cup of this decoction, three times a day.