Fructus Lycii Side Effects

Fructus Lycii Side Effects

Fructus lycii (also known as goji berry) is generally considered safe with few side effects when consumed in moderation. However, some potential side effects and precautions include:

Allergic reactions: Although extremely rare, a few cases of generalized urticaria, toxic hepatitis, and life-threatening anaphylactic reactions have been reported in people allergic to goji berries. Those with allergies to tobacco, peaches, tomatoes, or nuts may be more likely to be allergic.

Interactions with medications:
Goji berries may interact with some medications, such as warfarin (an anticoagulant), increasing the risk of bleeding. They may also interact with diabetes medications, potentially causing blood sugar to drop too low.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding: There is insufficient safety data to recommend goji berry consumption during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Goji berry is not recommended for children due to lack of safety data.

Goji berries naturally contain a small amount of atropine alkaloid, but at levels far below toxic thresholds in humans. Consuming too much goji berry may cause nausea and vomiting.

In general, healthy adults can safely consume goji berries in moderation. However, those with allergies, taking medications, pregnant, breastfeeding, or giving to children should consult doctor first.

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