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Wolfberry beneficial to those with Hep C

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  • scarletpaolicchi
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , May 27, 2009
      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
      consumer products.

      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.
      2007
      PMID: 17407712

      LBP significantly induced T cell proliferation. Our results suggest that
      activation of T lymphocytes by LBP may contribute to one of its
      immuno-enhancement functions
      2008
      PMID: 18755300

      To see more research on how wolfberries are beneficial to the liver
      visit
      http://www.healthyhepper.com/wolfberry.htm
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