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Scientific Name: Lycium ruthenicum

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Lycium ruthenicum
Lycium ruthenicum


  • Perennial
  • Deciduous perennial.
  • Draught tolerant and can tolerate maritime exposure.
  • Full sun.
  • Self-fertile.

Culinary Uses

  • Eat ripe black fruits fresh or cooked.
  • Brew in tea, use in smoothies.
  • Use dried berries in muffins or granola.

Parts Used

  • The ripe, black fruits.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Rich source of carotenoids, vitamins and minerals.
  • Treats diabetes, anaemia, vision problems, impotency and lung disorders.
  • Can enhance liver and kidney functions and bolster the immune system to prevent cancer and Aids.
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