In my years of studying herbs and minerals, one has stood out above the rest. This majestic herb is called Goji berry, or lycium barbarum, which means “school of learning.”
Goji berry can radically change your state of health and well-being by affecting you on a cellular level. It also serves as an excellent introduction to herbalism because it tastes so good and is so easy to use.
Let’s explore some of the benefits of consuming this delicious herb.
Immune System. Goji berries contain complex phytochemicals that boost your immune system. Goji is antifungal and antibacterial, and contains vitamin c that strengthens the immune system.
It also contains complex sugars called polysaccharides, which are food for building a strong immune system.
Longevity. Goji has long been revered in Chinese medicine as the premier longevity herb. Studies have shown that consuming Goji berries each day helps raise levels of human growth hormone, which will help you stay young at the cellular level.
Goji helps increase energy and supports kidney function. In Chinese medicine, kidneys are the body’s battery packs that help support long life. Goji helps strengthens them daily.
Goji is nutritionally dense and easily digestible by everyone at any age. This ease of use across all ages makes it the easiest herb to eat.
Protein. Goji berry has the highest protein of any fruit available. And its protein is easily digested. Protein is essential for building muscle and helping to keep our brains sharp.
Goji is a complete protein with every amino acid the body needs. It is a great addition to a smoothie each day.
Here are some other ways to consume goji berry:
Goji berry tea — Place a handful of goji berries in 16 ounces of water and simmer at low heat for 10 minutes, then strain and drink.
Goji berry stir fry — Take two handfuls of goji berries and add to rice or quinoa cooked in vegetable stock; add any vegetable to it you desire and enjoy the sweet berries.
Goji supplements and powders — There are high quality goji berry supplements out there, but think taking a supplement for goji you miss a little bit of the fun in consuming them. There is also concentrated goji powder concentrated t can be added to smoothies and drinks.
When you pick goji up online or in your local health food store make sure you pick an organic source to enjoy the number one herb in Chinese medicine.
Posts by Robyn Abramczyk, D.D.S.
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