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n the recent years, many Chinese and Western scientists report that wolfbery has the function to reinforce the immune system of the body, to overcome fatigue, improve vision, strengthen the liver, decrease the blood sugar, regulate the blood pressure, prevent and treat cancer and tumour formations, regulate the hard alchohol in gall bladder.
The laboratory research shows that wolfberry increases the leucocytes within the body, prevents the cells of aging, stimulates the self-regulative functions of DNA and help the aged and diseased cells to transfrm and by this way, to be recovered the normal healthy state of cells.
Japanese scientists have proved that the wolfberry polysacharids stop the growth of cancer cells and that they contain compounds which prevent the cells from mutation. The polysacharids content in wolfberry is between 7 and 13%, while the overall content of sugar is between 22 and 42%.
The wolfberry is considerably helpful in liver cancer. This is because the wolfberry polysacharids have the ability to decrease the oxidation of the fatty substances in the liver cells. As the Chinese doctors say, the wolfberry is the best medicine for tonifying kidneys and liver.
Originally posted by Eidolon23
This a Wolfberry plant, a.k.a. the Goji berry, an Asian Solanaceae varietal.
Chinese medicinal tradition relies heavily upon the Wolfberry as a daily tonic, as it is reputed to have potent rejuvenative properties. In fact, there is a Tang Dynasty legend which anticipates the Fountain of Youth by some centuries. A well was dug on the grounds of a Buddhist temple, and became overrun with Goji vines. Those that drank from the well reported miraculously prolonged youth.
The finest quality Wolfberries are grown in the Ningxia region on the high plateau plantations in the North.
I can vouch for the taste. You can munch these the way you would Craisins, as a tasty and convenient snack. They are sweet, tangy and pleasantly chewy. They also help balance bitter or astringent herbs when brewed in teas.
The efficacy of the Wolfberry has proven out under modern scrutiny. Here are some of the amazing benefits regular consumption bestows:
Thanks for such a delightful thread, X. It's been so much fun.
A farmer I worked with once told me that all blight-resistant potatoes must be replaced three generations out by fresh new strains from the Andes, as they lost their resistance very quickly.
Originally posted by Exsisto
reply to post by Xoanon
What an absolutely brilliant thread. I'm quite sure the mods are giving you tons of applause for a well-constructed treatise on this remarkable species of plant.
I had no idea the potato and tomato were related to each other, let alone that they both are members of the storied nightshade family. Ah, the things we can learn on ATS!!
Originally posted by Rockpuck
Potato Blights can come from anywhere, I've never heard of certain types of potatoes losing their resistance to blights. In fact the worst potato blight in history, the Great Potato Famine was because of this very myth. American traders argued that seed potatoes from domesticated fields would not be as nutritious or productive if replanted.. So every few years farmers would buy tons of potatoes from American ports to reseed their fields. the blight started in the Andes, made it's way to ports in New York and from there made it to Europe where it essentially wiped out the entire potato crop.
The same blight that killed potatoes in Ireland, which originated in the Andes, wiped out the Russian potato crop in 2001.
Physalis ( /ˈfaɪsəlɪs/, sometimes /faɪˈseɪlɪs/) is a genus of plants in the nightshade family (Solanaceae), native to warm temperate and subtropical regions throughout the world.
The nicotine, scopolamine and hyoscyamine-containing leaves of Duboisia are the active component of the drug pituri, used by indigenous peoples of central Australia for its stimulant, euphoric, antispasmodic and analgesic effects. For example, smoke from the burning leaves is inhaled at ceremonies, such as male initiation rites, including circumcision...
The Solanum Rostratum Dunal, a toxic wild plant native to North America, is seen along a roadside in Hohhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 28, 2011. Experts at the Inner Mongolia Normal University said that the Solanum Rostratum Dunal, a toxic plant native to North America, is spreading across Inner Mongolia. With a negative influence on crops and cotton, the alien plant could cause a huge damage to agricultural production and finally lead to desertification. It also has poisonous thorns that could bring health hazards to humans and livestock. (Xinhua/Zhang Yue)
In order to avoid blasting forth some low-gravity vomit, astronauts sometimes turn to ScopeDex, a speedy cocktail of Scopolamine and Dexedrine to combat nausea.