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Goji Berries

Posted by Gary Gill on January 10, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Goji berries are fantastically straightforward to grow. They'll grow in nearly any type of soil, and can even thrive in poor soil, as they are used to the mountainous regions in the Himalayas. They are fairly drought-tolerant, and will even grow in partial shade, though you will get more berries from them if you grow them in full sun. You can grow them from seed, or buy them as you plants. Purchasing young plants is far easier, as goji seeds are prone to rot in the compost and you're less certain to get great results. The seeds also must be kept in warm conditions in twelve months, so for sound reasons, buying young plants is the more reasonable option.

Goji berries have gained popularity recently, with more and more folk including them in their diet. Those who have accepted the advantages of these berries have started buying them in various forms, whether it is goji juice or dried berry. Folks have adopted this great berry in their daily diet to protect their health and live a long and healthy life.

Since this fruit has gained popularity and more and more newspapers and websites have posted it's advantages, they have caught the interest of celebs. Celebrities from different strata of life whether models, sports folks, actors, actresses, TV artistes, vocalists etc have included goji berry in their diet to gain benefits. While the common man wishes to lift protection with the help of these berries, celebs are taking to them to stop the signals of aging. They want to look young and take extreme measure to get a wrinkle free skin. A leading paper had said that Victoria Beckham has started eating lots of goji to get younger looking skin. Goji berries contain heavy doses of vitamin c and also linoleic acid, which helps to keep your skin plump.

standard Chinese medication advocates boiling 5 to 15 grams of the dried berry to make a tea and drinking at least a half cup a day. Eating about fifteen grams of whole goji is known to raise blood levels of zeaxanthin. No reliable info is available to establish a favored amount of goji juice. There is one reported case of increased bleeding disposition in a girl taking the anticoagulant warfarin who also drank 3 to 4 glasses per day of goji tea. No other reports of bleeding problems or other unfavorable effects in folks using goji products have been published.

It is not advised that goji be taken at nighttime, as they may increase alertness, making it tricky to sleep at night. It's also recommended that those taking the berries be wary of the other fruits they mix with the berries, as they could have an allergic retort to other fruits. Another recommendation to reduce the possibility of having complications from utilizing these berries is to take them in moderation. Don't take over the counseled dose, especially if you're a pregnant girl, as there has been evidence to suggest that over dosing on berries could cause pregnancy problems.

it is also vital to know that goji, like some other natural products might have anti-coagulant activity, which in most situations is desirable for those taking the supplement. If you are taking a prescription medicine containing coumadin, or more famous as warfarin, there's a risk that one of the complications of taking the both together might be perilous episodes of bleeding. While berries can have the capacity to have some side effects, there were no major complications noted for those taking the goji berries, and considering the known side-effects they're less threatening to the ones that you'll face when taking prescription medicine for common illnesses.

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