Goji Berries are known to increase energy, enhance cognitive peformance, reduce stress, improve digestion, aid in restful sleep, and boost emotional wellbeing. (1) Due to their blood protective qualities, goji is associated with maintaining a youthful complexion, thick healthy hair, strong nails, and overall preserving of vitality.
Goji berries are high in antioxidants, loaded with phytochemicals such as zeaxanthin, polysaccharides, trace minerals, beta-carotene, and are high in vitamin based phyto-nutrients.
Because of it’s time tested benefits, goji berry has been extensively researched by modern science. According to the research (2), Goji protects the cardiovascular system, the liver, and the pancreas. It also has neurological protective properties. It can boost energy and prevent fatigue. Goji berries have also been used as a fertility aid. In addition, they are well known for protecting the skin.
English Names: Goji Berry, Wolf Berry, Lycium fruit
Chinese Name: Gou Qi Zi
Properties: Sweet, Neutral temperature
Channels Entered: Liver, Lung Kidney
1. Enriches the liver and kidney yin
2. Benefits the essence and brightens the eyes
3. Moistens lung yin
Goji Berry (gou qi zi) is traditionally used in soups and teas to tonify the blood. Because blood is the most yin substance in the body it is mostly yin nourishing but contains some slight yang action boosting the upright statue of a person and nourishing their essence. It is famous for brightening the eyes through it’s nourishment of the liver of which the channel in Chinese medicine connects directly to the eyes.
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