Chinese Wolfberry Root-Bark

Source Chinese Wolfberry Root-Bark is the dried root-bark of Lycium chinensis Mill. and Lycium barbarum L. (Fam. Solanaceae).

Producing Areas Mainly produced in Shanxi, Henan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, etc.

Properties Spicy, Cold

Channels Lung, Liver, Kidney


  • Clears heat from yin deficiency
    For chronic fevers, night sweats, steaming bone disorder, irritability or thirst.
  • Clears lung heat and stops cough and wheezing
    Cools the bloodFor vomiting with blood, epistaxis, and blood in the urine.
  • Drains floating fire in the kidney channel
    For fire from deficiency causing toothache.

Usage and Dosage
6 – 15g is decocted for oral use.

Notes Use with caution in the patient with fever due to wind-cold syndrome or loose stools due to asthenic cold of the spleen and stomach.

Keep in a dry, ventilated place.

Description of Quality Herb
The good one is large in size, neat, with thick flesh and without wooden centre.