Common Name : Wolfberry, Chinese - Wolfberry, Goji berry, Gao-Gee (In Thai)
Part Used : Fruit
Wolfberry (Lycium barbarum), also known as goji berry. Goji berry fruits are 1-2 cm. long,
bright orange-red ellipsoid berries of the Solanaceae family. Goji berry fruits have been use a traditional Chinese herbal medicine for thousands of years which have functions of nourishes the liver, kidney and brightening the eyes, reducing blood glucose and serum lipids, anti-aging, immuno-modulating, ant-icancer, anti-fatigue, and male fertility-facilitating. Many functional components in goji berry fruits including flavonoids, carotenoids and polysaccharides. Carotenoids have been reported the composition including zeaxanthin and lutein which important on the main retina pigments and polysaccharides possess antitumor activity and they can enhance immunity through production of interleukin and antibody.