(Lycium barbarum) The consumption of the berries nourishes the body and supports the healing process.
We eat the berries on a daily basis as a general tonic for the kidneys, liver and spleen.
Traditional Chinese Medicine holds a strong belief that this fruit can significantly extend life.
The root bark, (from L.chinense only, not L.barbarum) as decoction, certainly aids respiratory ailments.
We have used it as such.
The dried berries are usually for sale in the health food stores as ‘Goji’, but that frequently means a combination of L.chinense and L.barbarum.
For all intents and purposes, regarding the fruit, they are identical.
Naturally shade dried seed
Degree of difficulty in germination…..2/10 (1 is easy – 10 very difficult)