Goji berry is not only called Goji, but it has been given many other names, like happy berry, matrimony vine, boxthorn, etc. The Latin name of this fruit is Lycium barbarum, and it is widely seen in the market as supplement now a days.
Himalayans were considered as the world’s first natural healers, who came up with the benefits of this tiny berry. This berry became so popular in less time, and the visitors brought these back with them and introduced them in the whole world.
The polysaccharides in the berry are said to have benefits for the immune system. They also have secretagogue properties, meaning they can help stimulate the secretions of human growth hormone by the pituitary gland.
This tiny fruit is traditionally considered as a food that provides, strength, sexual potency, and durability. In the elderly patients, according to researches, it provided tripled T-cell transformation functions and the white cell interleukin-2 function doubled. The patients were asked to consume goji once a day for three weeks, and 67% patients came out with positive results. The results also revealed that patients were found to be more optimistic and content with 95% improved appetite and better sleep. 35% of the patients had their sexual functions partially improved.
Protective Property Of Goji Berry
This berry is packed with a wide variety of nutrients, including vitamins and minerals. It contains 18 different essential amino acids. It is also an important source of beta carotene, which is a provitamin 1 and a powerful anti-oxidant. Goji berry also contains polysaccharides, which helps the body in the calming process, protection against infection, boosting memory, improved muscle growth, and protection towards the heart. Beta sitosterol is also present, which serves as an anti-inflammatory and helps in lowering cholesterol.
On the ORAC scale, Goji has a rating of 23,500, which is higher than prunes and even oranges in serving the nutrients essential for the body and absorbing the free radical properties. In places where it is included in diet, the life span is usually of over 100 years.
Many researches have been done that proved goji as the one of the most beneficial plant, while some researches are still going on. It contains the “Master Molecules” known as LBP1, LBP2, LBP3, and LBP4 of polysaccharides. Along with these, many rare minerals, such as germanium are also observed in this. It also contains traces of other minerals as well as the essential amino acids.
The Goji berry is now known as:
Improving blood circulation and enhancing the energy.
Diabetes and hypertension reducer
Nutritional to kidneys
Booster of immune system because of the intensified resistance to microorganisms.