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Friday, August 17, 2007

More Herbz-Goji berry buzz


Goji berry is being marketed hard at the moment. Been watching the build for a while now: from flyers on lamp posts, street press magazine adds, market stalls and gradually to the super market. Names are Himalayan goji berry, Wolfberry etc. Pharmacological name is Lycium Barbarum. DO NOT BUY the $50 litre juice-which is mainly apple... or worse water, I reckon. Simply head down to China town, where its been the whole time, and buy a kilo for ten bucks. Eat raw, make a tea brew ( the pic above) or sprinkle them on your breakfast in the morning." the berries... enjoy a time tested, documented reputation for enhancing vitality, beauty and longevity"!!!!! (Holmes 2002, p 290).

Ref:

Holmes, P., 2002, The Traditional Chinese Medicine Materia Medica Clinical Reference $ Study Guide, Snow Lotus Press, Boulder,USA

6 comments:

Damo said...

test1

shuai said...

You know you can overdose on Gou Qi Zi...

Damo said...

No? How?? Get the runs?

shuai said...

Well its a tonic, usually in low doses it has little toxicity, except the occassional people who are allergic. However because it tonifies Yin and Blood, it can be cloying when used in large doses like you see in those Goji juice stuff, this leads to too much dampness and kills your spleen

Damo said...

Ahh Spleen Xu Dampness. Know all about that. Contraindication for some herbs that Clear Heat and Cool Blood and for Clear Heat and Dry Dampness. Just done those last week.
Hey thanks for your comments BTW. How are you involved with CM and what part of the world??

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