lycium barbarum

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Related to lycium barbarum: matrimony vine, Lycium chinense
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Famous over-hyped bright red berries with lots of antioxidants that can be eaten raw, dry, juiced, blended or in tea. Member of nightshade family. High in protein, carotenoids, and antioxidants. A nutritionallypacked fruit. Used (without any proof of effectiveness) for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, eye and vision problems, antiaging, Alzheimer’s. Berry looks just like poisonous Bittersweet, another nightshade also with purple flowers.
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Observation of the effects of LAK/IL-2 therapy combining with Lycium barbarum polysaccharides in the treatment of 75 cancer patients.
Berries must belong to the Lycium Barbarum or Lycium Chinense species, "which are the ones that contain the nutrients and healthy effects claimed".
Isolation, purification and physico-chemical properties of immunoactive constituents from the fruit of Lycium barbarum L.
At best, he thought they might be Lycium chinense, not Lycium barbarum.
Goji contains 19 amino acids, antioxidants vitamin C and E, solavetivone--a powerful anti-fungal and antibacterial compound, and lycium barbarum polysaccharides, which are nutrients in the cells that promote optimum immune function for more energy and superior health and wellness.