Goji Berry – For longevity, brain power, clear vision and stress relief

goji berryGoji berries are an amazing yin jing herb. They build your reserves of energy at a kidney level, which means they help you to feel calm because they calm your central nervous system and help it to work better. They give you more endurance and help your body to heal. They help your brain to work better. In short, they have all of the outstanding qualities for which yin jing herbs are famous.

Goji berries have extraordinary nutritional properties. In particular, they contain very high levels of carotenoids, a red colour pigment that your body can convert to vitamin A. Goji berries have more carotenoids than any other food in the world – way more than carrots, for instance.

They also have high levels of anti-oxidants which help your body to neutralise free radicals. Free radicals are among your body’s normal metabolic waste products though they can come in from outside too. Free radicals cause aging so by taking them out, goji berries are an anti-aging herb.

As a stress relieving herb, goji berries are especially powerful; they are famous for making you feel happy when consumed long term.

The Latin name for goji is lycium, which is where the words for library and university come from. This relates to goji’s ability to make your brain work better. They help you to learn better, and I have certainly found this to be the case.

Gojis are great for the liver and for the eyes. Both carotenoids and berries in general are good for the eyes, so gojis win twice over in that regard. Their strengthening effects on the liver are valuable because there aren’t many tonic herbs for the liver. Schizandra is another great one, but gojis are excellent too because they are gentle and yet subtly powerful.

Lion Heart Herbs goji berry extract is of exceptional quality and is absolutely delicious. You would have to eat a lot of goji berries to get the same nutritional and tonic benefits as you get from one teaspoon of this extract. Also eating the large amounts of the whole fruits means consuming quite a lot of sugar which isn’t ideal for every one.

If you aren’t sensitive to sugar then eating a small handful of gojis each day is awesome, but even then you can benefit greatly from having a teaspoon of the extract each day as well, because it enhances both the taste and the potency of other herb blends.


Taste; sweet
Treasures; yin jing and blood
Organs; liver, kidneys, lungs
Temperature; neutral

Elwin Robinson

Elwin Robinson is the Founder of Lion Heart Herbs, Europe's #1 Educator on the Taoist approach to Health, and #1 Supplier of High Quality and Affordable Taoist Tonic Herbs to the World.

Elwin is also the Founder of Complete Detox Academy, Taoist Health Academy, the Health Coaching Institute and High Energy Academy, as well as the author of 'the Easy Exhaustion Cure' and 'the 4 Step Safe and Effective Detox Action Plan'.

Elwin is highly Enthusiastic about empowering people to feel Energized, Joyful and Alive, Naturally and Sustainably, and has worked over 5 years with over 1000 clients towards this goal. Elwin is particularly passionate about working with clients who are highly committed to reaching high levels of Health, Energy and Wellbeing, by natural and sustainable means.

Elwin has always been interested in Health since childhood. With a mother who had cancer 4 times, and a father with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Elwin is determined to get to the Root Causes of what really creates Disease, and what it really takes to have Outstanding Health and Wellbeing. After suffering from Health Challenges all his life, Elwin became determined, in 2007, to 'Get his Energy back or Die Trying', and, with this level of Resolve, made rapid progress, after a few false starts, which led him naturally, organically, after many requests, to dedicate himself full time to helping others get the kind of Results that he had achieved.
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