The Goji berry has been an important part of traditional Asian medicine
throughout history. Despite the integral role it played in Asian healing,
the Goji berry has remained virtually unknown throughout the rest
of the world and its amazing nutritional value has remained a secret.
Those people who enjoy the health benefits of
the Goji berry have passed down this tradition
of healing through the generations by word of mouth. There are many
ancient anecdotes which detail the amazing successes traditional
healers have experienced by using the Goji berry as a part of their
In fact the Goji berry remains such
an important part of some Asian cultures that
there is a 2 week festival celebrating its benefits held in
Central Asia each year.
The legend of the Goji berry’s nutritional benefits dates back
to 800 AD during the Tang Dynasty. A famous Buddhist
temple is said to have had a vine of Goji growing
along a wall right above the temple’s
well. Countless berries fell from the vine directly
into the well and over the years gave the water
the anti aging power of this celebrated berry. Those who worshiped
by the well and drank of its water lived long lives with excellent
health throughout. In fact, the healing power of the Goji water was
thought to be so great that even the physical signs of aging such
as graying of hair and loss of teeth were remarkably delayed.