The Value-Added Development of Lycium chinense in Miaoli


Goji or wolfberry is a common name given to Lycium barbarum and L.chinense, two close species with a long tradition of use as medicinal and food plants in China and other Asian countries. The medicinal tradition not only uses the berries (fructus Lycii) as a renowned Yin strengthening agent but also the root bark (cortex Lycii radicis) as a cooling agent. The utilization of the leaves and the seeds is also mentioned in a few medicinal books. Nowadays, leaves of L. chinense are used in tea infusions in the Orient, and are considered as a healthy food.


fig.1 pictures of L.chinese