Chinese Desertthorn

Chinese Desertthorn Plant Information

Chinese Desertthorn grows in the following 20 states:

Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Vermont, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia

The plant is used in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of nightsweats, pneumonia, cough, hematemesis, inflammation, and diabetes mellitus.It is also known as Chinese boxthorn, Chinese matrimony-vine, Chinese teaplant, Chinese wolfberry, wolfberry, and Chinese desert-thorn.Lycium chinense is one of two species of boxthorn in the family Solanaceae from which the goji berry or wolfberry is harvested, the other being Lycium barbarum. Two varieties are recognized,L. chinense var. chinense and L. chinense var. potaninii.

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