Goji Berries dried Lycium barbarum HERBORISTERIE
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Goji Berries dried Lycium barbarum HERBORISTERIE
Wolfberry or goji berry is the trading name of the Bay of common wolfberry (Lycium barbarum) and Chinese wolfberry (Lycium chinense).
It comes in the form of a small orange berry, elongated, slightly sweet flavor. It is given in Asia exceptional medicinal properties related to the quest for immortality Taoist and is often sold in dried form or juice (usually mixed with other fruit juices).
The name "goji" was made in 1973 by a North American ethnobotanist, Bradley Dobos, from Himalayan local dialects of 枸杞 "gǒuqǐ", the Chinese name; Bay, it is called 枸杞 子 "gǒuqǐzǐ" in Chinese.
Properties of dried Goji berries
Goji: a major source of antioxidants
It seems that the hostile climate of the Himalayan Mountains, where Goji berries were traditionally grown, is partly responsible for its richness in nutrients.
This case can be compared to blueberries, rich in antioxidants, which come from the hostile climate of Alaska.
A search on these blueberries demonstrated the link between the hostile climate and the levels of antioxidants in fruits.
It seems that plants receive all the nutrients essential for their health when they produce more antioxidants to protect themselves from harsh environments.
Composition of dried Goji berries
- 22 polysaccharides, including four that are not found in any other plant which helps to balance the body functions.
- Amino acids, including eight essential, such isoleucine and tryptophan;
- Essential fatty acids, essential for brain and nervous system, including linoleic acid;
- Minerals and trace elements, including germanium (rarely found in foods), which is beneficial for the well-being;
- A full range of carotenoids (including beta carotene, zeaxanthin and lutein), powerful antioxidants strengthening the system uimmunitaire;
- A high concentration of vitamins B1, B2 and B6.
- Vitamin C (5 times more than oranges for the same weight);
- The vitamin E, betaine, which promotes healthy liver function, protects DNA and improves memory;
- Beta-sitosterol, the cyperone, the physaline, scopoletin ...
Dosage of dried Goji berries
Consume 2 teaspoons goji berries per day.
A bag of 350 g contains about 45 teaspoons of goji berries.
Botanical description of dried Goji berries
Goji berries, fruit of the Himalayas, is a small and discreet red fruit, resembling an elongated cherry.
It does not export the fruis fresh, but dried. The berries are bright red and taste like a nice mix of cherry, raspberry and date.
Wolfberry grows on vines Goji often exceeding 20 meters in length.
Seeing that the Himalayan lived longer (easily up to 100 years) and healthier than they, the Chinese were interested in what they ate. This is how they discovered the Goji.
Centuries BCE, they began to cultivate intensively, to benefit from its profits.
Precautions with dried Goji berries
It should meet the prescribed doses and should not be administered to children under 6 years.
Cons-indications of dried Goji berries
No cons-indications reported to date.
Side Effects of dried Goji berries
No side effects reported to date.
Drug interactions with dried Goji berries
No drug interactions reported to date.
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