Last update: Jan. 17, 2017

Barbary Wolfberry

Low Risk for breastfeeding

Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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A naturally grew fruit out of the Tibetan plant, which is used in the traditional Chinese Medicine. Constituents are polysaccharides, beta-sytosterol, rutin and estrogenic flavonoids.

Disorders of the coagulation have occurred when exaggerated dosing was used.

Take minimal amounts without over passing the recommended dose.

Precaution is recommended before taking herbal products:
1. Ensure a reliable source: poisoning occurred by confusion with another plant that resulted to be toxic, poisoning from heavy metals and food poisoning by contamination with bacteria or fungi.
2. Avoid excessive consumption. The "natural" products are not good in any amount: plants contain active substances from which come out much of our traditional pharmacopoeia and can cause poisoning if eaten in exaggerated quantity or prolonged time.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Barbary Wolfberry is also known as Goji Berries. Here it is a list of alternative known names::

Barbary Wolfberry in other languages or writings:


Barbary Wolfberry belongs to these groups or families:


  1. Las bayas de goji pueden ser tóxicas OCU 2013 Full text (in our servers)
  2. Rivera CA, Ferro CL, Bursua AJ, Gerber BS. Probable Interaction Between Lycium barbarum (Goji) and Warfarin. Pharmacotherapy. 2012 Abstract
  3. Larramendi CH, García-Abujeta JL, Vicario S, García-Endrino A, López-Matas MA, García-Sedeño MD, Carnés J. Goji berries (Lycium barbarum): risk of allergic reactions in individuals with food allergy. J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2012 Abstract
  4. Tran K, Eide D, Nickols SM, Cromer MR, Sabaa-Srur A, Smith RE. Finding of pesticides in fashionable fruit juices by LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS. Food Chem. 2012 Abstract
  5. Monzón Ballarín S, López-Matas MA, Sáenz Abad D, Pérez-Cinto N, Carnés J. Anaphylaxis associated with the ingestion of Goji berries (Lycium barbarum). J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2011 Abstract

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