matrimony vine


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Related to matrimony vine: Lycium barbarum

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Small red berries, the secretions of which act as an aphrodisiac; data from Wuhan University reported increased sexual performance and sperm quality in rats.

Content
Beta-carotene; vitamins C, B1, B2 and other vitamins; minerals; antioxidants; amino acids; are said to contain isoleucine, tryptophan, zinc, iron, copper, calcium, germanium, selenium, phosphorus, B6 and vitamin E.

Effects
Believed to enhance immune system function, help eyesight, protect liver, boost sperm production and improve circulation. They act on the liver, lung and kidney channels and enrich yin.

Formulations
Raw, tea, tincture.

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Another tea contains Chines matrimony vine, a leafy plant whose carotene-rich red berries are good for their eyes.
Bitter matrimony vine should also be used sparingly; it's best in soups