The benefits of Goji berries & ginger

Goji berries on a plate

Also known in this country by the odd name of  Wolfberries, these raisin-like little gems are high in micro nutrients, zinc, iron, selenium, riboflavin, anti-oxidants and vitamin C.  They contain a total of 11 essential minerals, 18 amino acids, 7 vitamins  and as many as 22 trace minerals.  Aside from being a macro nutrient, rich in carbohydrate, proteins, fat and the necessary daily fiber, they also are high in calcium and potassium which aid and direct cellular function, not to mention the (linoleic acid) Omega 6’s  and (linolinic acid) Omega 3’s !

I recently advised a few patients who have had both acute episodes of pain and acute flare-ups of chronic conditions (osteoarthritis) to try my special pain management  Goji Berry Tea with positive results reported by those patients.   One instance, there was an overuse injury involving the shoulder, another a twisted knee and yet another with back pain.  All reported positive results when they returned for therapy and chiropractic care the following visit.

Relax

Here is my Goji Berry Powerup anti-inflammatory tea recipe:

Take 3/4 cup of goji berries and a finger of ginger in 8 cups of water.  When goji berries are coupled with the ginger it makes a potent brew!

Boil it down till there’s about one cup of powerful tea for you to drink.  This is best taken before bed time as my philosophy on any supplements, macro nutrients, micro nutrients, phytochemicals or vitamins are to be taken night when the body is rebuilding, restructuring and recuperating!   Enjoy!  –Dr. Meimaris

Questions?  Give me a call:

Meimaris Sports Chiropractic,  31 Mercer Street, Hackensack, N.J.        (201) 487-3131

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8 responses to “The benefits of Goji berries & ginger

  1. Francesca

    Can you use dried Goji Berries or does it have to be fresh?

  2. Karen

    Is this safe to give to a dog? Karen

    • Karen,

      I am not a veterinarian. I would consult your veterinarian on this as the properties of both Ginger and Goji Berries would provide benefits to humans, but the digestive tract of each individual species of dog. Thank you for your interest, Dr. Meimaris

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  4. Christina

    I’m sorry,but I did not understand the phrase about a finger of ginger in 8 cups of water.. what does that mean exactly? Also If I boil the goji berries for too long in the Ginger,wont the minerals be destroyed somewhat? Last thing please,if I take this every day,could it help my acne and flare-ups?

    • Christina, not too sure about the acne, but with all inflammation, there might be some positive side effects that are cathartic to the skin. As far as the 8 cups of water, that will boil down to make a more potent blend of this tea. Yes, a finger of ginger is a length of ginger, which is about 2 1/2 to 3 inches. Thank you Christine. –Dr. Meimaris

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