Wolfberry beneficial to those with Hep C
- What is Wolfberry?
Wolfberry species are deciduous woody perennial plants. It is the common name
for the fruit of two very closely related species: Lycium barbarum and L.
chinense. There has been rapid growing attention to wolfberries for their high
ranking nutrient value and antioxidant content, leading to a profusion of
Is wolfberry beneficial to those with Hepatitis?
Though none of this research has been confirmed in clinical studies done here in
the West, several published studies, mostly from China, have reported medicinal
benefits of Lycium barbarum to the liver and the immume system. These studies
can be found by their PMID # at the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the
National Institutes of Health website:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=PubMed The following is a list of
these published studies:
Lycium barbarum polysaccharide (LBP) can effectively prevent Alcoholic Fatty
Liver. This may be due to its effects in inhibiting the hepatocyte CYP2E1
expression and prevention of lipid peroxidation.
LBP significantly induced T cell proliferation. Our results suggest that
activation of T lymphocytes by LBP may contribute to one of its
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