Lycii Fructus (枸杞子) is the dried ripe fruit of Lycium barbarum L., family Solanaceae.
Other name Gouqizi (Chinese Name), Barbary Wolfberry Fruit
Subfusiform or ellipsoid. External red or
dark red, sarcocarp fleshy, soft and
viscous, Seeds 20-50, subreniform, flat.
Odor, slight; taste, sweet.
Important cultivation area
Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Xinjiang, Gansu and Qinghai provinces.
Hot-air dried and eliminate fruit stalks; or dried in the shade until peel is shrunk, dry in the sun and eliminate fruit stalk.
Traditional Chinese Medicine action
Sweet; neutral. Enter liver and kidney channels. Nourish liver and kidney, replenish jing to improve vision.
Thai Traditional Medicine action
Usage and dosage 6-12 g, decoction for oral use.
* Contraindication and precaution *
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