What are goji berries?
Goji berries (also referred to as wolfberries) are a type of berry grown in certain areas of China, Mongolia, and Tibet. They have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and are packed with powerful health benefits. Rich in antioxidants, this nutritionally-dense berry is known to promote eyesight, balance hormonal systems, boost the immune system, improve circulation and protect the liver. Some studies suggest that it also assists in defending the body from cancer cells, high cholesterol, heart disease, and Alzheimer's. Goji berries look similar to small raisins, but are orange-red and more bitter. They are eaten alone or in cooked form. People also drink them in herbal teas, wine, and juice.
What is the difference between Chinese wolfberry tea and goji berry tea?
Goji berry tea and Chinese wolfberry tea are actually two names for the same tea. Goji berries are sometimes referred to as Chinese wolfberries. Though most people are referring to the same berry when using these two names, technically there are a few small differences between a Tibetan goji berry and Chinese wolfberry. The goji berries are smaller, sweeter and rounder than Chinese wolfberries. They also grow in different settings to achieve optimal quality.
What are the goji berry tea benefits?
The benefits of drinking goji berry tea are numerous, as they are nutritionally-dense and rich in antioxidants. These healing characteristics include promoting eyesight, balancing hormonal systems, boosting the immune system, improving circulation and protecting the liver. Particularly for men, studies suggest the berries can enhance sexual functions and fertility. In addition to this, they are recommended by some for defending the body from cancer cells, high cholesterol, heart disease, and Alzheimer's. In general, they have an anti-aging quality. Some studies also suggest that drinking goji berry tea can aid in achieving better sleep patterns, contributing to overall improved energy levels.