Wolfberries: What Is A Wolfberry?

wolfberries What is the wolfberry?

Wolfberry is a term used to refer to the red berries of the Lycium barbarum plant. You may also have heard the berries called goji berries. The wolfberry / goji berry is native to China, and is one of the many plants used in traditional Chinese medicine.

Health benefits of the wolfberry

Chinese herbalists and healers have used wolfberries for their nutritional benefits for centuries. Wolfberries are covered in ancient chinese medical texts, including the Ming Dynasty Compendium of Materia Medica from the 16th century and the Tang Dynasty treatise Yaoxing Lun from the 7th century.

Wolfberries contain a variety of nutrients which are beneficial to human health, including:
  • Zeaxanthin
  • Polysaccharides
  • Selenium
  • Beta-carotene
  • Calcium
  • 6 vitamins
  • Many others
For more information on the nutritional value of wolfberries, visit our About The Goji Berry page.

Benefiting from wolfberries:

Wolfberry juice, more commonly known as goji juice, is one of the most popular ways of benefitting from wolfberries in the western world. The original and best selling goji juice product is FreeLife's Himalayan Goji Juice, which was created after 7 years of research and testing.