Simple Herbal Extracts | Lycium



Botanical Name

Lycium barbarum

Part Used



Not for use in pregnancy *

Traditional Information*

A rich source of flavonoid compounds which act as antioxidants and strengthen vascular integrity. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is used especially to increase circulation to the lower extremities, i.e. cold feet, varicose veins and peripheral neuropathy. Lycium is also used to strengthen the eyes and visual acuity as well as protect the liver against oxidative damage

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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