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goji berries

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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Bi Xu, "Immunomodulation and antitumor activity by a polysaccharide-protein complex from Lycium barbarum," International Immunopharmacology, vol.
Yang, "Crude extracts from Lycium barbarum suppress SREBP-1c expression and prevent diet-induced fatty liver through AMPK activation," BioMed Research International, vol.
Wen et al., "Lycium barbarum polysaccharides protect human lens epithelial cells against oxidative stress-induced apoptosis and senescence," PLoS ONE, vol.
Chan, "Effect of Lycium Barbarum (Wolfberry) Polysaccharides on preserving retinal function after partial optic nerve transection," PLoS ONE, vol.
Wolfberries (Lycium barbarum), have a centuries long reputation as an anti-aging food source.
Observation of the effects of LAK/IL-2 therapy combining with Lycium barbarum polysaccharides in the treatment of 75 cancer patients.
Also, the species Lycium Barbarum belongs to the Solanaceae family, the same family to which potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, aubergines and other vegetables included in the Mediterranean diet belong.
a 2 Fagonia cretica 3 Zizphus spina- christi 4 Aellenia subaphylla 5 Acacia ehrenbergiana 6 Acacia raddiana 7 Crotalaria aculeate 8 Tephrosia uniflora 9 Lycium barbarum 10 Lycium shawii 11 Phaeopappus scoparius No.
The other is Lycium Barbarum, which grows in various regions of Asia such as Tibet and Inner Mongolia.
Keywords: Lycium barbarum; Glycoconjugates; Skin and cultured dermal fibroblasts
It consists of 6 Chinese herbs: Lycium barbarum L., Cuscuta chinensis Lam., Rubus chingii Hu., Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill., Plantago asiatica L., and Epimedium brevicornum Maxim.