Goji berry refers to the Chinese name for the bright orange–red fruit of the woody and thorny plant (shrub) Lycium babarum. In English, it is commonly known by the name wolfberry. L. barbarum is one of the 90 species of the genus Boxthorn (Lycium in latin) in the Solanaceae family (other plants in this family being tomato, potato, eggplant, chili pepper, tobacco, etc.). It is believed to have originated somewhere in the regions of southeast Europe and southwest Asia, but is now grown all over the world …

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Goji berry also known as wolfberries; belong to the family of Solanaceae which also include other plants such as potatoes, and tomatoes. These wolfberries are few of the richest sources of vitamins and nutrients which have contain over 18 different types of amino acids and vitamins such as B1 and E. This fruit is also slated to contain more Beta carotene than carrots and is also known to be the best source of vitamin C. The fruit is also known to be rich in minerals such as iron, zinc, calcium, and phos…

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The goji plant is inhabitant of the Himalayan expanse, but is also found in many other areas of Asia, including Western China, Mongolia and Tibet, where there are more than forty varieties. A well-known poem was written in the Tang Dynasty about the beauty and the healing properties of the goji plant, and for centuries, it has been valued for its positive effects. Westerners have only lately discovered the goji plant, and there is much eagerness in health circles these days of its immense ef…

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Benefits of Goji Berries

Goji has only been tested on humans in two published studies. A Chinese study published in the Chinese Journal of Oncology in 1994 found that 79 


people with cancer responded b…

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