Goji Extract - Medicinal Grade
Goji Berry is one of the great treasures of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The whole plant, including the root, bark, stems, leaves, flowers, and berries are very medicinal, and provide significant nutritive and adaptogenic qualities.
We source a non-commercial grade goji that has smaller leaves and berries as compared to the longer leaf, high desert varieties found in certain regions of China.
Goji is an amazing plant in the sense that it can adapt to extremely poor soil quality with limited rainfall and do very well.
The variety we source is more commonly grown in soils that have a higher nutrient density, like Hawaii and Japan. These specific varieties are harvested for whole plant herbal use vs. just the berry consumption.
The flowers in this goji extract are seasonal, and help the antioxidants in goji, like the beta carotene and zeaxanthin, support eye and vision health. They brighten the eyes, and are a nutritional preventative to age-related optometric issues.
Goji is a time tested, well respected, anti-aging and nutrient dense plant, that provides the body with a wide spectrum of healing properties and nutrition.
One of the nicknames given to goji berry is "The Happy Berry". It is no wonder the body feels so happy when goji is consumed, as there are numerous benefits to consuming goji on a regular basis, including:
- Provides the body with high levels of antioxidants which help boost the immune system, and protect the body from inflammation and free radicals
- Protects the eyes and is beneficial for vision
- Detoxifies and protects the liver
- Improves immune function supplying antioxidants like vitamin C and A, along with polysaccharides, which act like food for the immune system
- Promotes healthy skin by providing high levels of beta carotene, and xeaxanthin that helps protect the skin from sun damage
- Supports healthy blood sugar levels
- Boosts fertility
- Improves mood and digestion
- Enhances organ function and delays aging
- Improves digestion and relieves allergy symptoms
- Supports weight loss
- Strengthens the kidneys and lungs
Goji's Nutrient Density
Goji provides 18 amino acids (11 of them are considered essential), which is very rare for a fruit to be a complete protein source. It also contains 5 sources of healthy fatty acids, including alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid.
Goji contains a variety of phytochemicals, including beta carotene, betaine, zeaxanthin, lycopene, cryptoxanthin, lutein, and polysaccharides.
Goji is also a rich source of vitamin A, C, B2, selenium, potassium, iron, trace minerals and more.
The goji berries we source enjoy a happy life in nutrient rich soil that yields berries very high in nutritional value. The berries, leaves, flowers and stems are harvested with respect to the plants, and processed using traditional methods to create a goji extract that provides tremendous value to the body.
Traditional view of goji
The goji plant has become popularized in the last 15 years in the west as a "superfruit", yet in traditional herbal medicine, goji has been revered for thousands of years.
Goji is viewed to help strengthen the kidneys, liver, and lung organ systems.
It is believed in TCM that the kidney system is the root of the body, and that strong kidneys or strong kidney essence helps delay the aging process and promotes vigor and vitality.
Strong kidneys promote excellent memory and hearing, high libido, strong legs and lower back, and healthy joints.
The liver is an important organ, as it serves over 500+ functions in the body. Goji helps to build liver yin, and helps you to feel happy and see clearly by strengthening the eyes. When we nourish the liver system, it is much easier to plan things out and to be creative. Goji will help to build overall strength and tonify the liver organ system.
The lung is a delicate organ that is the most exposed to the external environment. Goji helps to moisten the lungs, strengthening and toning this important organ that brings essential oxygen into our system, which regulates Qi and pH in the body. The lungs work to circulate energy to the rest of the organs to build a healthy immune system, while working with the fluids of the body and influencing metabolism.
How to use your Goji Extract
Since this goji extract is extremely concentrated, simply take 10-12 drops 2-3 times a day for best results.
This Goji tincture makes an excellent parring with with our Schizandra Pure Tincture.
Ingredients: A cold water Sake extract of Goji fruit, seed, stem, leaf, and flower.
Servings Per Container: 45 servings
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This is my favourite item I have ordered from Shen blossoms. This extract feels so nourishing, I had to order it multiple times. Thanks for offering this extract Shen blossoms
I have been using the Goji Berry Extract for several months. It tastes amazing and feels so nourishing to use. I have definitely noticed improvment in the clarity of my eyesight. Colors seem more vivid and images are crisper. I love the knowledge that I am getting all the benefits of the Goji berry in this beautiful extract!