Gou Qi Zi (go chee zuh), also known as the Wolf Berry, Lycium berry, or Goji berry, this fruit has been gaining world-wide attention for its antioxidant properties. However, it has been used for thousands of years by the Chinese for its anti-aging attributes. It Nourishes the Liver and the Kidney Yin and the Liver Blood while also Replenishing the Kidney Jing and Moistening Lung Dryness.
What does that mean to you? Well, it means that gou qi zi can prevent back pain and knee pain, early graying of the head hair, blurred vision, dizziness, tinnitus, and anemia. It can also be used to treat chronic cough and diabetes. My favorite way to eat gou qi zi is by putting about a handful of it in my morning oatmeal just like you would raisins. Or, to be ultra-healthy, I mix it in with my chrysanthemum tea! Really, you can’t go wrong with this mildly sweet and tangy fruit.