lycium barbarum


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Related to lycium barbarum: matrimony vine, Lycium chinense
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goji

goji

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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A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical study of the general effects of a standardized Lycium barbarum (goji) juice, GoChi[TM].
Lycium barbarum increases caloric expenditure and decreases waist circumference in healthy overweight men and women: pilot study.
Effect of lycium barbarum (Wolfberry) on alleviating axonal degeneration after partial optic nerve transection," Cell Transplantation, vol.
Liu, "Effect of the Lycium barbarum polysaccharides on age-related oxidative stress in aged mice," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.
Lycium Barbarum polysaccharides on cadmium- induced oxidative damage of liver in rat antagonism.
Effects of Lycium barbarum extract on growth of Rhodobacter sphaeroides.
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.
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.