Friday, June 22, 2007

History of Goji

It is said that the Himalayas were home to the world’s first natural healers. These early herbalists then shared their wisdom with the people of China, Tibet, and India, where it helped to found some of the world’s most ancient medical traditions. Among the most prized Himalayan secrets was a tiny red berry called Goji which became so popular that visitors brought them home and propagated them around the region. Since then, Goji has become a staple of Asian medicinal foods.

In some of the most remote places on earth, it is not uncommon for someone to live 100 years, despite the harsh environment. Research has shown that some of the longest-lived people in on earth eat Goji berries as a regular part of their diet. Packed with amino acids, antioxidants, and beneficial polysaccharides, the Goji berry’s full health-promoting profile has only recently come to Western attention.

Uses Of The Goji Plant

The dried fruit is beginning to be sold in the west as a health food where it is associated with wide claims for its benefits. The berry is said to contain 2500mg of vitamin C per 100 grams of fruit making it the second richest plant source of the vitamin after the South American CamuCamu.

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