Gou Qi Zi - 枸杞子 - Goji Berry
Chinese Name: 枸杞子, Gou Qi Zi
English Name: Goji Berry
Latin Name: Lycii Fructus
Certifications: Kosher, Halal
Potency: Full-spectrum, water-based herbal extract; concentrated 5:1; granules (100g/bottle).
Properties: Sweet; neutral
Functions: Supplements the liver and kidney, boosts essence and brightens the eyes.
Available in: 100g granules and Powder in Bulk Packaging.
What is Gou Qi Zi?
Gou Qi Zi, also known as Goji Berries or Wolfberries, has long been renowned for its health benefits in various traditional medicines and food therapy. These small red fruits are native to Asia, particularly China, and may be consumed in a dried form, similar to raisins.
What are the benefits of Gou Qi Zi?
Among its many benefits in traditional Chinese medicine, Gou Qi Zi supplements the liver and kidney, boosts essence, and brightens the eyes.
Gou Qi Zi is rich in vitamins (notably Vitamin A and C), dietary fiber, minerals, and antioxidants. This herb also contains high levels of carotenoids such as zeaxanthin and lyceum barbarum polysaccharides (LBP).
What is the dosage and method for taking Gou Qi Zi?
Gou Qi Zi is generally taken as part of a balanced formula in conjunction with other herbs. Always follow your healthcare provider's instructions, as the dosage can vary based on your condition and response to treatment.
Gou Qi Zi may be taken in capsule form or loose granules. Granules dissolve best in very hot water.
When can I expect to see results?
Gou Qi Zi typically starts to take effect within days. However, like all treatments, its efficacy can vary from person to person.
Does Gou Qi Zi have any side effects?
While Gou Qi Zi is generally considered safe for most people, it can cause side effects in some individuals. Women who are pregnant, nursing, or postpartum as well as people with liver disease, should avoid or use Gou Qi Zi with caution.
As with any Chinese herb, we recommend consulting with a qualified practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) about Gou Qi Zi before any course of treatment is started.
Where to buy Gou Qi Zi
For practitioners, Treasure of the East offers full-spectrum Gou Qi Zi granules in 100g bottles and Powder in Bulk Packaging.
If you’re a consumer looking to purchase Gou Qi Zi, look for suppliers who provide clear information about the product's origin, purity, and testing procedures to ensure you're getting a high-quality product. Please read Where to Buy Chinese Herbs Safely for more tips on how to source herbs safely.
Gou Qi Zi from Treasure of the East is:
✔️ ISO Lab Tested & GMP Certified
✔️ Bio-Authentic with Full Traceability
✔️ Sustainably Sourced from Dao Di Farms
Treasure of the East’s herbal extracts are full-spectrum, water-based extracts produced by Tianjiang Pharmaceutical. Unlike standardized extracts, which contain a concentrated quantity of a single marker chemical, full-spectrum herbal extracts contain all the active chemical constituents of whole herbs in concentrated form. Treasure of the East herbs are full-spectrum and extracted using only purified water (more information).