If you have not yet heard of goji, you are not alone. While it has occupied an important place in traditional Asian medicine for countless generations, the secrets of its nutritional benefits have remained a mystery to most of the world.
Through the ages, legends abound about this miraculous fruit. There are festivals held to celebrate its goodness, and a poem was written in its honor.
During the Tang Dynasty (around 800 AD), a well had been
dug beside a wall near a famous Buddhist temple that was
covered with goji vines. Over the years, countless berries
had fallen into the well. Those who prayed there had the
ruddy complexion of good health, and even at the age of
eighty they had no white hair and had lost no teeth, simply
because they drank the water from the well. From this
legend, a poem was crafted.