|GOJI BERRY - Lycium barbatum
Traditional use: longevity & energy tonic, nutritive, antioxidant, rejuvenative, anti-inflammatory, cheering
One of the most pleasant food-medicines around, these bright red sweet berries are like a raisin in texture, but taste like a sweet dried cherry, and are completely addictive! Our Spagyric of Goji is also sweet, like a light fruit wine in taste and very agreeable to take.
Related to Chinese Lycii, but coming from Tibet, Goji is far more nutritious and medicinal than its Chinese cousin. They contain 18 amino acids, including the 8 essential acids, 21 trace minerals, 500 times the vitamin C of oranges, and more carotenes than any other plant. If these powerful nutrients weren't enough, Gojis also contain important anti-inflammatory agents, along with polysaccharides that stimulate the pituitary's release of rejuvenating hormones.
Consumption of Goji berries has always been associated with longevity, and regular use is said to brighten the eyes and bring a cheery, carefree nature. Overuse is said to bring the side effect of too much cheer and laughter- hardly a bad thing!
Also available as a Spagyric Essence, with much more grounding & foodlike qualities