What is the use of wolfberry?

Wolfberry is mainly used in TCM for treating “yin deficiency” in liver and kidney. The dried fruit is commonly used in TCM preparations at a dose of 6–15 g, taken twice or thrice daily. It is used as a decoction in formulas for treating yin deficiency and liver “qi stagnation” (Liu and Tseng 2005).

What is another name for wolfberry?

The goji berry, also called the wolfberry, is a bright orange-red berry that comes from a shrub that’s native to China.

Why are wolf berries called wolfberries?

The common English name, wolfberry, has an unknown origin. It may have arisen from the mistaken assumption that the Latin name Lycium was derived from Greek λύκος (lycos), meaning “wolf”. In the English-speaking world, the name goji berry has been used since around 2000.

Is Chinese wolfberry edible?

Chinese Wolfberries can be cooked, turned into wine or eaten raw. In Chinese cuisine and medicine, the berries are used in numerous dishes such as porridge, meat and vegetable dishes, soups and teas. In the West they are often eaten in their dried, uncooked form.

What do wolfberries taste like?

Goji berries, also known as wolfberries or by their scientific name of Lycium barbarum, are a reddish-orange berry with a sweet and sour flavor. One variety of goji berries tastes almost like a tomato while another leans more toward the tangy side of the berry family—closer to a cranberry.

What’s the difference between goji berries and wolfberries?

The generic wolfberry grows in various regions across China. The specific goji berry variety, however, only grows in specific areas of Tibet, mainly in Mongolian areas. In other words, goji is a specific type of wolfberry that grows in a unique region but shares the same properties as other types of wolfberries.

How do you drink wolfberry?

We recommend using luke warm water, because that is when Wolfberry is happiest, extracts its best colour and flavour. If you wish for a stronger taste, fill your mug 3/4 with warm water and let brew for 3 minutes before topping with hot water. Serving suggestion: drink warm. Do not use boiling water!

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