LYCIUM FRUIT (GOJI BERRY) – Goji berries, though they are now commonly known as a superfood, or super fruit, are actually a superior class tonic herb in Chinese Medicine. Regarded as one of the greatest longevity tonics in the spectrum of tonic herbs, Lycium is a wonderful Yin Jing restorative herb, meaning it helps restore the primal essence that we need to maintain a long and happy life. Lycium has many functions, nourishing and tonifying the liver and kidneys, as well as nourishing the blood, especially within the liver, our first defense against external toxins.
What many people don’t know about goji is that it is an adaptogen, similar to maca, ginseng, and many other Chinese tonic herbs. Goji helps us adapt to stress and changes in our lives so that we can manage all types of stressful situations. Helping us increase our resistance to trauma, anxiety, and fatigue, goji helps restore and nourish long-term energy within the body.
In China, Lycium fruit is known as “Bliss Berries”, and the everyday consumption of them is said to uplift the spirits and enhance one’s mood, as well as promote a long and healthy life.
In addition to Goji’s many adaptogenic benefits, it is regarded as a potent antioxidant and beauty herb, raising Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) levels in the body. SOD is a natural antioxidant enzyme that works at scavenging free radicals and protects against DNA damage.
Goji has also been reported to increase Human Growth Hormone (HGH), a peptide hormone that stimulates growth, cell reproduction and regeneration within the body. HGH is a master hormone that encourages healthy levels of other hormones in the body and is considered a “hormonal fountain of youth” that naturally declines as we age – increased levels of HGH within the body has been scientifically proven to lessen the effects of aging.
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