Introduction To Commonly Used Chinese Herbs In China

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   Introduction To Wolfberry Fruit (gou qi zi)











Wolfberry Fruit (gou qi zi)

Fructus Lycii


This drug is the dried mature fruit of the machaka Lycium barbarum L. of family Solanaceae, with the best one produced in Gansu, Ningxia and Qinghai. The fruit is picked around the summer Solstice when the fruit is mature, dried in the shade until the cortex is wrinkled, and dried in the sun until the fruit is crusted with the pulp still soft. It is used unprepared.

Properties: The herb is sweet in flavour, neutral in nature and acts on the liver and kidney channels. Being sweet, neutral and moist in nature for reinforcing the liver and kidney, nourishing essence and blood, mildly tonifying Yin and Yang and improving vision, the herb is often used to treat syndromes caused by hypofunction of the liver and kidney and deficiency of Yin and Yang, weak vision due to deficiency of the liver, and other syndromes. It is a good tonic.

Effects: Reinforcing the kidney to benefit essence, tonifying the liver to improve vision.


1. To treat aching and weakness of the waist and legs, dizziness, tinnitus, spermatorrhea and night sweat due to hypofunction of the liver and kidney, the herb is often used in combination with rehmannia root, dodder seed, dogwood-fruit and other herbs for tonifying the liver and kidney.

2. To treat weak or blurred vision due to Yin deficiency of the liver and kidney, the herb is often used in combination with chrysanthemum flower, rehmannia root, Chinese yam and other herbs for nourishing Yin and improving vision, such as Qi Ju Dihuang Pill.

In addition, the drug can also be sued to treat diabetes due to internal heat.

Dosage and Administration: 5-10g.

Modern Researches: The herb has the effects of enhancing phagocytosis of the reticuloendothelial systm, increasing peripheral leukocytes, enhancing humoral and cellular immunity and promoting hematopoietic function. Betaine, a biological stimulant, has the effects of stimulating growth, reducing blood sugar and blood lipid, inhibiting the fat deposition in liver cells and promoting the regeneration of liver cells. The herb has the cholinomimetic effects of reducing blood pressure, inhibiting the heart, exciting intestines.



For the convenience of customers, we offer the Wolfberry Fruit (gou qi zi) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Wolfberry Fruit (gou qi zi) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $59.00.


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