Goji berries (aka Chinese wolfberries) are small, dried, eye-shaped, sweet/tart, red berries packed with antioxidants. The antioxidants contained in goji berries help to protect your vision from the damage of UV light, free radicals, and oxidative stress. Goji berries are also one of the best food sources of the carotenoid zeaxanthin, which has been proven to improve vision and reduce the risk of macular degeneration.
In Chinese medicine, goji berry (the Chinese herb gou qi zi) is used to benefit the liver and adrenals to treat the root cause of vision problems. Goji berries also nourish the blood, improve eyesight, and protect your vision as you age. These little berries are so therapeutic that they only need to be eaten in small amounts. Goji berries can be eaten as a snack (like raisins), added to your oatmeal, or made as this eye-nourishing tea.
8 oz. of boiling water
1 TBSP organic goji berries
Pour boiling water into a mug and add 1 TBSP goji berries.
Let the goji berries steep for 10 minutes until they plumpen and the water looks like weak tea.
Sip when slightly cooled. You can also eat the berries while drinking.
These berries are sweet enough that you don't need to add any sweetener to the tea. Add a fresh squeeze of lemon to further benefit your liver or add 1 tsp of fresh grated ginger to improve digestion.