Goji berry is known by the scientific name of Lycium barbarum. It's credited with increasing a person's life span and with having several health-improving properties. It is one of the most nutrient-rich naturally occurring fruits available on earth. It is said that the Chinese have been using Goji berries, both as food and as medicine, for more than five thousand years.
Goji berries have been used in traditional systems of medicine to treat various conditions like anemia, coughing, and inflammation. It has also been used for improving the immune system, protecting the liver, and improving eyesight. Apart from its curative properties, the Goji berry is believed to have a positive effect on the health and wellness of those consuming it, and benefits the user with longevity, increased vitality and sexual stamina.
Elderly patients, who were given Goji berries three times a week, reported several benefits including enhanced sleep, a better appetite.
Antioxidants combat free radicals which cause damage to cells and the DNA within, increasing the risk of cancer and aiding the ageing process. The high level of antioxidants in Goji berries ensures a slowing of the ageing process. It is believed that eating Goji berries has kept various peoples in Asia free from diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart diseases, stroke, and Alzheimer's.