Goji Berries

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Goji Berries

Goji Berries are the fruits of the common Bocksdorn. The Latin name of the goji berries is Lycium barbarum.
Furthermore, the common Bocksdorn is a thorny, winter hard shrub with a growing height of 2-4 meters. During the flowering period from June
 to August it carries violet, funnel-shaped flowers. Moreover, its red fruits ripen from August to October.

Cultivation areas of goji berries
The goji berries sold in Europe are cultivated in China today. The largest cultivation areas are in the
 north and west of China. The Ningxia region is China's most productive region with 50,000 tonnes in 2013.
 The fields along the Yellow River (Huang He) have been around for 700 years. In the capital of Ningxia,
 Yinchuan, the Chinese have been celebrating a year in honor of the goji berries since 2000. This festival
 coincides with the harvest in August.

Names of the Goji berries
In the German-speaking area the goji berry also calls wolfberry, buckthorn fruit or Chinese wolfberry.
It is also called Goji, Goji berry or Wolf berry. In China she is also called "Glücker" or "Rote Diamant".

How do goji berries taste?
Goji berries taste sweet to sour and are cooked in Chinese cuisine. In Germany, the goji berries like
to be mixed in muesli, smoothies or yogurts. They are also suitable as a snack for between.

Goji berries in Traditional Chinese Medicine
In traditional Chinese medicine, goji berries are used to increase the yin. Furthermore, in case of
hypertension, sugar, eye problems and support of the immune system. Goji berries are now called Superfood.
 They are said to be full of secondary plant nutrients, nutrients and vital substances and positively
 influence the body cells.

According to Wikipedia, Goji berries can also trigger allergies. Therefore, allergy sufferers and
cardiac patients should not take Gojibeeren until after consultation with your doctor

When vitamin K antagonists (eg Marcumar) are administered at the same time, which are used for blood
dilution, the blood-thinning effect is intensified. Consequently, there is an increased risk of
bleeding Source Wikipedia and the Medical Journal of March 2013 https://www.aerzteblatt.de/nachrichten/53927/Goji-Beere-BfArM-warnt-vor-Interaktion-with-Vitamin-K-Antagonisten