Herbs Guide

Goji Berry

Family Name: Solanaceae

Botanical Name(s): Lycium Barbarum

Popular Name(s): Wolfberry, Western Snowberry, Gojira

Parts Used: Fruits

Habitat: It grows heavenly on Mountains of Western China.

Description: Wolfberry species are deciduous woody perennial plants, growing 1-3 m high. These species produce a bright red, ellipsoid berry 1-2 cm long, each containing 10-30 tiny yellow seeds that are compressed with a curved embryo.

Uses: The plant is mostly used to treat kidney, liver, eye, and skin problems; diabetes, tuberculosis, anxiety, and insomnia, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. All in all, Goji fruits can effectively improve the state of health, strengthen the immune system, and increase the longevity and vitality. Dried wolfberry is an ingredient often used in Chinese soups.