The eastern medicinal tradition not only uses the berries (fructus Lycii) as a renowned Yin strengthening agent but also the root bark (cortex Lycii radicis) as a cooling agent.
The results of this study suggest that goji berry roots displays gastroprotective properties as a result of its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-secretory and anti-apoptotic effects.
This study suggests that goji berry roots posess gastroprotective properties against ethanol-induced gastric injury and could be a possible therapeutic intervention in the treatment and management of gastric ulcers.
Osteoporosis is a common skeletal disease caused by decreased bone mass, it enhances the risk of bone fracture. The results of this study suggest that the root bark extract may be a good natural herbal medicine candidate for the treatment of osteoporosis.
A study about the anti-inflammatory effects of the goji root bark.
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