Lycium barbarum, also known as Wolfberry. It looks like an orange Cranberry. Maybe you’ve seen Goji berry on smoothie menus or on the shelves at health food stores.
With the botanical name Lycium barbarum, and commonly known as WolfBerry, Lycium has been around a very long time. Used since 200 B.C. in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Lycium supports the liver and eyes.
In recent studies, Lycium was found to also protect the optic nerves, and lower lipid (fat) levels in the blood, as well as creating a significant decrease in glucose levels among diabetic test subjects.
Goji berry benefits were even documented in “Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing,” a historical TCM medicine book filled with the magical, herbal medicinal knowledge of the Chinese emperor Shen Nong. It’s the oldest book on Chinese herbs in existence today.
Lycium is a key herb in our formulas for Diabetics and pre-diabetics, due to its ability to disrupt fat formation in the liver and rebalance blood sugar levels.
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