Eternal Life by Traditional Chinese Medicine and Herbs, Treasures of Asia via One Belt and One Road
Goji Berry has long played important roles in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), where they are believed to enhance immune system function, improve eyesight, protect liver, boost sperm production and improve circulation, among other effects. It has been widely used in Asian countries such as China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand for many years. Goji berry is widely distributed in the arid and semi-arid regions of China, Japan, Korea, Europe, North America and the Mediterranean. TCM calls for Goji berries to prepared as a decoction or ground into a powder and mixed with other herbs. It is being widely used as a functional food, mainly for their antioxidant action due to a high content of vitamin C. Anti-aging, antioxidant, immunomodulating, hypotensive, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-diabetic, neuroprotective, and anticancer properties have been associated with L. barbarum.
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Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China.
Nitrogen Fixation Laboratory, Qi Institute, BuildingC4, No.555 Chuangye, Jiaxing 314000, Zhejiang, China.
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