Obtained from the fruits of the Lycium barbarum L., Goji berry is also known as lycium, wolfberry, barbary boxthorn, Kukoshi (Japanese) and Gou Qi Zi (Gouqizi, in Chinese). Our Goji Berry Extract is made with vegetable derived propanediol.
The Goji Berry plant is an evergreen shrub that reaches a height of 15 feet. With thorny branches and oblong, somewhat thick keaves that are distributed alternatively or in clusters of three, it has bell-shaped pink or purple flowers and produces an ovoid fleshy orange to red berry in the fall. Within an uncertain origin, it is mainly cultivated in China, Japan, and the Himalayan and Mongolian valleys where its use in Traditional Chinese Medicine has been documented over 1900 years.
Our Goji berry extract is obtained from an organic crop of the fruits of Lycium Barbarum L. and is Certified Organic.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, goji has been used to stimulate the immune system, improve sight, protect the liver, improve circulation, increase longevity and protect against heart disease among other actions. Lycium barbarum is classified as a Yin tonic herb and also as a blood tonic due to its protective and nourishing action.
Goji is known as the most powerful antiaging food in the world as measured according to the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale which measures antioxidant power in food. Food that shows a very high value in this analysis can protect cells and their components from harmful oxidative processes. Goji contains large amounts of b-carotene (8mg/100g) in a very biologically active form that enables the body to easily use it. Rich in vitamins and flavonoids, the fruit is used in infusions, juices and as a condiment and food. Acting as a general tonic for the body, and providing strength and energy, Goji is currently considered a "superfruit".
Usage guide: Pour 1 cup of boiling water over ¼ to ½ teaspoonful of powder. Drink 1-2 cups of it daily. If desired add honey and/or lemon to suit taste.