Chinese wolfberries, or goji berries have been used as food and medicines for over 2,000 years. Ningxia wolfberry is formally recorded into "2010 Chinese Pharmacopoeia". Wolfberry is a deciduous bright orange-red fruit with shape and size similar to raisins. Goji is used as neutral dietary treaments for many common health problems and can be eaten dried like raisins, cooked in food, and used in herbal teas, wine, and medicines.
Chinese wolfberri has rich antioxidants, minerals, amino acids and many other compunds. Goji is used as neutral dietary treaments for many common health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, fatty liver, kidney deficiency, high cholesterol level, and age-related vision deficiency, dizziness etc
Legend says that once upon a time during Tang dynasty, one group of business people lodges in an inn on the Silk road. In the evening, when a women rebukes an older man, another businessman approaches to her "why do you treat the so older in that rude way?". "He is my grandson. What I am doing is none of your business", the woman said. The businessman is surprised that the man is 90 years old, while the woman is 200 years already. She rebukes her grandson because he violated her family rule of eating wolfberry and made himself so old. Her longevity secret is that she eats wolfberries all seasons without taking any other herbs.
Chinese wolfberry contains betaine, atropine and lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBP)
Lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBP) is the main active ingredient in Chinese wolfberry. Lot of researchs have shown that wolfberry polysaccharides have helps in immunization promoting, anti-aging, anti-cancer etc. Betaine in wolfberry is the active component to help fight flatty liver.
Eat directly like raisins: eat 5 grams in the morning and night. Helpful for beauty, eyesight, healthy longvity.
Wolfberry with soup: add 15 grams into soup at last step. Helpful for diabetic, high blood sugar and healthy longvity
Wolfberry chrysanthemum tea: brew chrysanthemum tea with 5 gram wolfberry (goji added last). Helpful for ae-related vision loss and forgetfulness
Wolfberry wine for beauty: add 250 gram wolfberry into 2500 gram Chinese rice wine and brining for 2 months. drink twice a day, 2 oz each time. helpful for blood reproducing and eye-tearing wihen facing wind.
Wolfberry wine for rheumatism: add 250 gram wolfberry, 50 gram each codonopsis, angelica and astragalus into 2500 gram Chinese alcohol (57-62%) and brining for 15 days. drink one shot in the morning and evening.
Wolfberry and Ginseng wine for longvity: add 200 gram wolfberry, 10 gram American ginseng, 30 gram astragalus and certain amount of rock sugar into 2000 gram Chinese alcohol (57-62%). Brining for one month. Drink twice a day. The best is to drink with beef, lamb or dog meat
Eight treasure congee:
Wolfberry lamb neck stew: 1.5 or 2 lb Male lamb neck, 30 gram wolfberry (add last for 10 minutes), 10 gram ginseng, 30 gram astragalus. Eat both meat and soup. Maybe very helpful for kidney weakness and premature ejaculation.
Wolfberry duck stew: one whole duck, 50 gram wolfberry, 50 gram coastal glehnia. Put wolfberry and coastal glehnia in side of duck and slowly stew duck for a few hours. Eat duck meat and soup. Helpful for nourishing vitality, kidney weakness, skin beauty and 37 kinds of Chan diseases