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1. See goji.
2. A deciduous shrub (Symphoricarpos occidentalis) of western North America, having white berries and pinkish bell-shaped flowers.
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n, pl -ries
the berry of either of two plants of the genus Lycium, valued for its nutritional qualities
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(ˈwʊlfˌbɛr i, -bə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
a North American shrub, Symphoricarpos occidentalis, of the honeysuckle family, with bell-shaped pink flowers and white berries.
[1825–35, Amer.]
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In addition, combining with other tonic Chinese herbs is viable, such as "Panacis Quinquefolii Radix" (xiyangshen, American Ginseng), "Lycii Fructus" (gouqizi, Barbary Wolfberry Fruit), and "Dioscoreae Rhizoma" (shanyao, Rhizome of Common Yam) [15].
barbarum) (Gouqizi, Wolfberry), whose bioactive components are Lycium barbarum polysaccharide (LBP), is well known in traditional Chinese herbal medicine.
The shudi, chuanshanjia, danshen, eshu, and chuanxiong can promote blood circulation, and yinyanghuo, gouqizi, and bajitian have an effect of strengthening kidney [13]; the functions of these compositions of XJT may be beneficial to the function of bladder.