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Superfood and goji berries: Goji berries healthy or poisonous?

  1. The Lycium Barbarum, in Dutch the Goji Berries, have an important function in traditional Chinese medicine. The Goji berries are very special berries and originate from Asia. In recent years, the Goji berries have also become very popular in the Netherlands. The Goji berries are 100% natural and have many positive effects on health. Due to these positive effects, the Goji berries are seen as a superfood. Still, Goji berries cannot be eaten without danger. Goji berries are naturally poisonous berries. The Goji berries are very tasty and can have a healing effect on health. The Goji berries are rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, anti-oxidants and other important nutrients. It is warned that eating the Goji berries can also cause dangerous side effects.

What are Goji berries?

  1. Goji berries are deep red berries and are native to Asia. The Goji berries can be eaten fresh or in a dried form. The Goji berries are used in many dishes, such as in:

The shape

  1. The Goji berries have the size of a raisin and a sweet taste. The taste is between a cherry and a cranberry. Due to the many different types of Goji berries, the Goji berries sometimes want to differ in taste. The Goji berries grow on the Lycium Barbarum shrub. Lycium Barbarum is a shrub that belongs to the nightshade family. This shrub originates in China, Tibet and Mongolia. Goji berries have many special properties and therefore play an important role in Chinese life. Especially in Chinese medicine. The Goji berries have been used there for centuries in medication for ailments such as diabetes and high blood pressure. In addition, the berry was seen as a miracle berry, A berry that would help to improve both mood and vision and to counteract the aging process. The story goes that between 1678 and 1930 a man lived in China who lived no less than 252 years old. He could get that old because he ate Goji berries every day.

Are Goji berries healthy?

  1. Goji berries are seen as a superfood. This is because of the large amount of healthy nutrients that this berry contains. Superfood means 100% natural nutrients. Some scientists who have researched the Goji berries would have shown that the Goji berries contain the highest concentration of antioxidants and vitamins. Goji berries, for example, contain the following nutrients.

Health effects of Goji berries

  1. Because Goji berries contain many healthy nutrients, eating Goji berries can contribute to good health. Some positive health effects of eating Goji berries can be:

Are Goji berries poisonous?

  1. Goji berries not only have positive effects on health. The shrub on which the Goji berries grow belongs to the nightshade family. Nearly all nightshades contain the deadly poison "atropine". As a result, the Goji berries also contain this type of poison. Eating Goji berries is usually not lethal and one will not easily get sick from the poison in the Goji berries. It does not get sick because the concentration of atropine, which is in the Goji berries, is very low. Goji berries can have harmful effects on health. Eating large amounts of Goji berries could have harmful effects on blood clotting, among other things.

Blood coagulation

  1. Besides all the positive effects of eating Goji berries, eating Goji berries can also have harmful effects. When you eat large amounts of Goji berries or, for example, drink tea made from Goji berries daily, this can affect blood clotting. Therefore it is advisable to be careful when consuming large amounts of Goji berries. Especially when taking medicines that affect blood clotting, one must be very careful.

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