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The health-giving properties of lycium barbarum (Goji’s latin name) have been confirmed in modern scientific studies.
They are famous antioxidant as they have very rich source of vitamin C, having 500 times more vitamin C per ounce than any fruit. Their redness outlooking is a superb source of vitamin A, also have vitamins B1, B2, B6 and E. They are also a rich sources of selenium and germanium and have been used in numerous clinical trials involving cancer patients. When given to patients undergoing chemotherapy, the Goji berries conferred significant protection for the liver.
In Oriental medicine, they are said to correct chi deficiency, meaning that people with low energy, insomnia, heart palpitations, and even anxiety are more comfortable after consuming Goji berries. According to vitro studies suggest that Goji berries kill many kinds of cancer cells. The mechanism whereby this happens is believed to involve some factor that inhibits the ability of the cell to divide, thus lowering its reproductive capacity.
A large study in Japan Suggested that tumor growth was inhibited by 58% among the patients eating Goji berries as compared to the control groups. A study in Mongolia showed that patients eating Goji berries had a significant increase in lymphocyte activity and that their blood began to resemble that of much younger persons.
Goji Berries Nutritional Information, they contain essential components listed below: