ORGANIC goji berry (Lycii, chinensis Fructus)
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organic goji berry
The fruit and root epidermis are officinal. The taste of the fruit is sweet; of the root epidermis, bitter. The plant contains betaine( lycine; C5H11NO2; deliquescent scales or prisms; m. p.2930; on gram dissolves in 160 ml. water, 9ml. alcohol; sparingly soluble in ether. ) , a polyterpene, physaline, vitamin A.151 Betaine is nearly inactive by mouth.
The fruit is prescribed as nutrient tonic in diabetes mellitus, pulmonary tuberculosis. Dose, 6-10 gm. The root epidermis is considered antipyretic, antitussive in pulmonary tuberculosis. Dose, 5-8 gm.