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Gou Qi Zi


Also Known As:
Chinese Wolfberry, Di Gu Pi, Digupi, Fructus Lycii, Fructus Lycii Berry, Gou Qi Zi, Gouqizi, Lycii Berries, Matrimony Vine, Wolfberry. Lycium chinense, Synonym Lycium barbarum.
Family: Solanaceae.




Gou Qi Zi                Properties: SWEE - NEURTRAL                                             Dosage: 6-18g.

Chinese                         Meridian: LIVER, LUNG, KIDNEY

Wolfberry Fruit   -nourish/tonify liver & kidney – Yin/blood deficiency

                        -benefits essence – brighten eyes

                            -enrich Yin – dry lung – consumptive cough (xiao ke)



Also Used For:

Orally, Gou Qi Zi / lycium is used for diabetes, hypertension, fever, malaria, and cancer. It's also used for improving circulation, erectile dysfunction, dizziness, and tinnitus. It is used as an eye tonic for blurred vision, macular degeneration, and other ophthalmic disorders. Lycium is also used orally to strengthen muscles and bone, and as a blood, liver, and kidney tonic. It is used orally to reduce fever, sweating, irritability, thirst, nosebleeds, hemoptysis, cough, and wheezing.
In foods, the berries are eaten raw and used in cooking.



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