Lycium (Lycium barbarum) has played a major role in Chinese medicine for centuries. According to legend, lycium contributed to long lives (over 200 years) of Chinese herbalists. Lycium, a deciduous shrub with bright red berries, can be found throughout China and Tibet.
The berries appear to exert a beneficial effect on the liver, protecting it from damaging toxins. The root stimulates the involuntary nervous system that governs the internal organs. The root also relaxes the walls of the arteries, allowing them to expand and thus lowering blood pressure.
Food Sources Orally, lycium dried root bark has been associated with nausea and vomiting.
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Cautions Orally, lycium dried root bark has been associated with nausea and vomiting.