Gou Qi Zi

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Gou Qi Zi, also known as Goji or Goji berries, has become an incredibly popular “super food” in the last several years. This podcast will explore this herb, it’s Chinese history and uses, as well as the hype surrounding it. Is all the hype deserved? Or not?

Every other week an exciting new episode of the Sperb’s Herbs podcast is recorded. Each episode covers another Chinese or world herb or formula and will go into great depth about it. Besides covering the basics of Chinese herbology including category, and functions, we will explore the history, quality, science, pharmacology, evidence, and any potential interactions of each herb. And then there is always something a little quirky about an episode. Whether that is a unique story or an interesting perspective, there will always be something different to learn about episode’s herb.

Course Goals

A listener will be able to:

  1. Comprehend basic Chinese and bio- medical information about Gou Qi Zi (Goji)
  2. Converse about the current scientific evidence about the uses, dangers, and effectiveness of Gou Qi Zi (Goji)
  3. Understand the history of Gou Qi Zi (Goji), especially in the context of the Chinese classics
  4. Understand and prevent any potential drug-herb interactions