Deep in the beautiful Mountain Range of Central Asia, grow the Goji Berries. They have been used in Himalayas regions of Tibet, China and Nepal for centuries.
Although it is not clear if that is a fact or a fiction, there are reports that herbalist Li Qing Yuen lived from 1678 to 1930. The unusual longevity of 252 years is attributed to the regular consumption of Goji Berries.
Over the years, the consumption of Goji Berries has been related to signs of good health and unusually large lifespans. Even people older than eighty had no white hair and had lost no teeth, simply because they used to eat goji berries on a regularl basis It is said that the Himalayans were the first natural healers, and that they shared their wisdom with the ancient herbalists of China, Tibet, Nepal and India.
One of their most prized secrets was the fruit of the native goji vine, which had been flourishing in the Himalayan valleys since the beginning of time. Those who came there to learn Goji secrets took it home with them and planted it in their own valleys, thus spreading the legend of this marvelous and healthful fruit.
In the last century the goji berry has made its way to America and Europe and is being used as a herbal medicine. Like many of the other alternative healing medicines, goji berries have racked up scores of die-hard fans along with a large number of skeptics.
The benefits of this cute berries are linked to prevention of cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases, vision problems, neurological and immune system diseases,improvement of insulin levels, reduction of cholesterol levels, better digestive process, and weight loss. Regular consumption can lead to stimulate the immune system by preventing flu and colds.
Insert date: 2011-04-20 Last update: 2011-04-22