Until recently, for best source of vitamin C were considered to be citrus fruits, but after studying wolfberry, scientists found that it contains 450 times more vitamin C than any citrus fruit. Therefore, at least for now there is no other plant that naturally could “load” you with such quantities of vitamin C. But that’s not all. In ancient Chinese books of medicine, there are particular chapters, which are devoted only to the wolfberry. According to the “Treatise on herbs and their properties” the wolfberry fruits “return the supply of fluids in the body, soothe the spirit, refresh and brighten the skin tone, strengthen the eyes”. Another ancient book says that wolfberries “strengthen the muscles and tendons, prevent colds and lead to longevity”. In his work the famous doctor Lee Shazahn mentions about the inhabitants of a village that had the habit of eating wolfberries and almost all of them were centenarians.
Except for strengthening the health, Chinese women drink wolfberry tea to look younger and more beautiful. And men use it to enhance their sexual powers.
Wolfberry fruits are rich in various minerals, vitamins, amino acids, polysaccharides and other nutrients. They contain minerals such as calcium, magnets, potassium, phosphorus, iron, copper, zinc, chromium, selenium, vitamins C, A and B. Wolfberries also contain amino acids that are not found in other vegetables and fruits. The amount of carotene in the fruits of wolfberry is 2 times more than in carrots.
Chinese people use wolfberries not only as a tea but also as a herb for flavoring their food.