LATIN NAME: Lycium barbarum (or Lycium chinense)
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Similar in appearance and action, the berries of both Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinense are large, soft, and red. The fruit is sometimes known as wolfberry. Ripening in the summer, lyceum has a thick flesh and small seeds. In traditional Chinese medical terms, the two herbs are classified as sweet and neutral. Lycium barbarum grows in a number of Chinese provinces.
SPECIAL INFORMATION: You should not take this herb if you suffer from an inflammatory ailment, weak digestion, or a tendency to become bloated.
TARGET AILMENTS: Take internally for:
- Night blindness, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), dizziness, and blurred vision.
- Dry coughs.
- Sore back, knees, and legs.
- Impotence and nocturnal emissions.
SIDE EFFECTS: None listed