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History of the Goji Berry

January 24, 2009

The Oprah Winfrey Show
“Goji: A vitality food that promotes longevity.”

Goji BerriesThe Goji Berry has been prized for generations by Asians to promote good health and longevity. Natives living in the Himalayan Mountains consumed goji berries for long life, often exceeding 100 years. The first known usage of goji is 100 A.D in the Divine Farmer’s Handbook of Natural Medicine. Later, poet Liu Yuxi penned goji’s powers, “the goji nourishes body and soul, drink of the well and enjoy long life.”

Chinese healers swore by Goji and used it profusely with their clients. Lycium barbarum, the Latin name for the wolfberry or goji berry was also used by natural herbalists in Tibet, India and Nepal for hundreds of years.

A woody perennial plant, the Goji plant grows 3-6 feet tall, depending on the conditions. The berries develop from violet-purple cone flowers to oblong, pea-sized, bright red fruit that droop slightly from the stem. Nicknamed “The Red Diamond Fruit”, Goji berries aren’t just red, they are highly prized as well because of their amazing powers.

When Freelife introduced Himalayan Goji Juice globally in 2003, the world went wild for the Red Diamond Fruit. Today, Freelife’s Himalayan Goji Juice is available in nearly thirty countries. Recently, Freelife launched GoChi Juice globally, a goji-based juice that is not only scientifically researched, but also 30% more effective than Himalayan Goji Juice.

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