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What is a goji berry?

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The goji berry, also called the wolfberry, is a bright orange-red berry that comes from a shrub that's native to China. In Asia, goji berries have been eaten for generations in the hope of living longer.

Over time, people have used goji berries to try to treat many common health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, fever, and age-related eye problems. Goji berries are eaten raw, cooked, or dried (like raisins) and are used in herbal teas, juices, wines, and medicines.

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Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Lycium (Goji): Monograph."

Natural Standard: "Professional Monograph: Goji (Lycium spp.)"

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 24, 2017

SOURCES:

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Lycium (Goji): Monograph."

Natural Standard: "Professional Monograph: Goji (Lycium spp.)"

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 24, 2017

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