Goji berries have significant effects on tonifying the kidneys and tonifying the essence, and their medicinal properties are peaceful. They have been revered by renowned experts throughout history as a good medicine for strengthening the body and prolonging life. Goji berries can be used as traditional Chinese medicine to relieve pain and can also be consumed as food throughout the year. Although their value is not as high as ginseng antler and cordyceps, they are a nourishing food for the people.
According to traditional Chinese medicine theory, goji berries have a sweet and flat taste, belong to the liver and kidney meridians, can tonify the kidney, nourish the liver and improve eyesight, replenish blood and calm the mind, generate fluids and quench thirst, and are commonly used to treat liver and kidney deficiency and deficiency of essence and blood. However, the eating method of goji berries varies according to different symptoms and constitutions.
The simplest way to eat deficiency and weakness caused by kidney yin deficiency, waist and leg pain, foot and knee tenderness, dizziness and tinnitus is to soak goji berries in water. Take 20-30 grams of goji berries, brew with boiling water, cover and simmer for 10-20 minutes before drinking. Soak two or three times before eating the goji berries. Chewing and eating goji berries directly is more conducive to the absorption of nutrients. At the age of 50, modern physician Zhang Xichun chewed 30 grams of goji berries every night before going to bed. It is recommended that people with a slightly hot constitution take 15-40 capsules in the morning and evening, and persist for 1-3 months to achieve effective results. People with a cold constitution should not eat it raw, but it can be steamed in a bowl for 30-40 minutes before serving as a snack.
The deficiency of kidney yin in the elderly is mainly manifested as blurred vision and tears in the wind. Medlar Congee can help. To make it, add 150g of japonica rice to Congee, and then add 30g of medlar when Congee is about to mature. The deficiency of kidney yin in men is mainly manifested by impotence and infertility, premature ejaculation, low back pain, and endless urination. They can often eat lycium Congee and soak in lycium water. Women with kidney yin deficiency are characterized by irregular menstruation, pale complexion, insomnia, etc. Eating goji berries regularly can help strengthen the body and nourish the essence and marrow. Ladies may as well eat wolfberry Broth of white fungus soup, 25g wolfberry fruit, 15g tremella, add proper amount of water to fry it into thick juice, add 20g honey, fry it for another 5 minutes, take it with warm boiled water every other day.
People with kidney yang deficiency are characterized by mental exhaustion, cold limbs, waist and knee pain, and ejaculation, making them suitable for drinking wine with goji berries. Take 200g of lycium barbarum and 1kg of Baijiu, wash and dry the lycium barbarum in the wine, and drink it after 14 days of sealing, 10ml each time, twice a day. The medlar sheep kidney Congee can also warm and nourish the kidney yang. The method is to use medlar, sheep kidney, onion white, and schisandra to cook porridge together.
White-collar workers and students who spend all day staring at their computers or phones and eating wolfberry egg soup can relieve visual fatigue and delay visual decline. The method is to mix 20g of goji berries with two eggs and add an appropriate amount of water to steam until cooked. You can also drink goji berry chrysanthemum tea, which involves brewing 20 goji berries and 5 white chrysanthemums together with boiling water.
It should be noted that goji berries cannot be consumed with green tea because the tannic acid in green tea has a astringent adsorption effect. Moreover, not everyone is suitable to take goji berries, and it is temporarily not suitable for those who have a cold, fever, inflammation, or indigestion; People with excessive libido should not take it; Lycium barbarum has a high sugar content, and patients with diabetes should take it under the guidance of doctors.
(Intern Editor: Huang Junda)