Wolfberry Culture

Zhongning Lycium barbarum was included in the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia "Lycium barbarum" volume

Chinese wolfberry is in Zhongning, and Zhongning wolfberry has good medicinal properties. In the land of China, anyone who likes to use goji berries to keep healthy will not love Zhongning goji berries. In the hometown of wolfberry in Zhongning, Ningxia Autonomous Region, there is a wolfberry idiot: Wang Zigui, the chairman of Ningxia Qixiang Biological Food Engineering Co., Ltd. Legend has it that he and his son compiled his love for the wolfberry in his hometown into the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia: "Goji Berry".

American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AMERICAN HERBAL PHARMACOPOEIA, AHP) is a non-profit educational institution in the United States dedicated to promoting the correct use of plant products and herbal medicines. The work of the institution is supported by a global network of experts, including botanists, chemists, herbalists, physicians, pharmacists, pharmacologists and more. The work of AHP includes the compilation of botanical monographs (ie Herbal Pharmacopoeia), the provision of plant material reference materials and plant identification services. Roy Upton, executive president of AHP, first contacted Yao Ruyu, a doctoral student at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, through Professor Michael Heinrich of the School of Pharmacy, University of London, UK. At that time, Yao Ruyu was researching the topic "Traditional Usage, Quality Evaluation and Value Chain Analysis of Lycium barbarum", which happened to be able to contribute a lot of useful information to the monograph on Lycium barbarum. However, when considering the commercial source and processing of goji berry, the editors encountered difficulties. This information must come from the most basic level of goji berry production, and it is difficult to find scholars with rich grassroots experience in the academic circle.

Fortunately, as early as 2015, Yao Ruyu met Wang Zigui during his research in Ningxia. Wang Zigui has been engaged in the research, planting and processing of wolfberry for 20 years and is an elite in the wolfberry industry in Ningxia. Dr. Yao said that the AHP official website: The information shows that: AHP began to compile herbal pharmacopoeia in 1994, with the goal of publishing 300 herbal pharmacopoeias, covering exotic herbal medicines commonly used in the United States. These herbal pharmacopoeias will be the most comprehensive and important herbal literature in English and will serve as the primary reference for scholars, healthcare providers, manufacturers and regulators. Up to now, AHP has published 38 herbal pharmacopoeias. The wolfberry volume was officially released on March 20, 2019.

Since the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia "Lycium barbarum" volume should provide comprehensive reference information for the herbal product industry, management institutions and scientific research units, its planning content includes botany, history, identification, commodity source and processing, chemical composition, analysis technology, curative effect, Safety, international situation, application of traditional Chinese medicine, etc., and each part requires information from experts in the field.

Lycium barbarum is rich in carotenoids, Lycium barbarum polysaccharides and flavonoids, which have rich and diverse biological activities. It is a traditional Chinese medicinal material with a long history. In recent years, the health benefits of goji berries have spread far and wide, and have been gradually accepted by European and American countries as a "superfood". However, there is no English reference book for the global public to systematically introduce goji berries and guide them use and quality control. In response to this problem, AHP is now preparing to draft a separate volume of Chinese wolfberry in the Herbal Pharmacopoeia.

The reason why Dr. Yao Ruyu provided effective information on Wang Zigui is that since Wang Zigui founded the company in 1997, he has published many academic papers on wolfberry research and processing in China. Since its publication, it has been printed three times successively, and its distribution covers more than 50 countries and regions in the world. It has been widely praised and praised in the industry. -J-202-2-02-D03) one, one first prize, one second prize, and two third prizes of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Science and Technology Progress Award, and the raw wolfberry juice and concentrated wolfberry juice produced by him for 18 consecutive years Exports are sold to countries and regions such as the United States and Europe.

Roy Upton, CEO of AHP, received the recommendation of "The Miraculous Ningxia Goji Berry" from Yao Ruyu, and then invited Wang Zigui, hoping that he could provide information on the source and processing of the commodity in the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia "Goji Berry". Later, based on Wang Zigui's rich experience, he wrote the content in Chinese according to the outline requirements of "Godberry", translated it into English by Yao Ruyu, and then translated the English opinions of the United States into Chinese feedback, forming a comprehensive "China-Switzerland- The information exchange circle of the three countries of the United States. After repeated exchanges, revisions and corrections, AHP finally came out, telling the world a complete story of wolfberry. Subsequently, in order to facilitate the dissemination of the herbal pharmacopoeia of "Godberry" in the Chinese world, Wang Zigui started to prepare for the publication of the Chinese translation of this monograph, and has obtained Roy Upton's written consent.

Dr. Yao Ruyu has been researching the traditional usage, quality evaluation and value chain of wolfberry since 2014. He is currently studying the medicinal genetics of Lycium barbarum under the tutelage of academician Xiao Peigen of the "Chinese Herbal Medicine Living Dictionary" and researcher Wei Jianhe, an expert in the cultivation and cultivation of Chinese medicinal materials. Research. Committed to inheriting and developing the culture of traditional Chinese medicine, Dr. Yao systematically excavated and sorted out the botany, traditional pharmacology, and herbal science of wolfberry, and conducted in-depth research on the production process of wolfberry, showing the world the plant of wolfberry Source, history and culture, and production process. Its achievements have been published in the form of international academic journal papers, public academic reports at home and abroad, popular science lectures and exhibitions, and monographs (participating in editing), which have played an important role in promoting the spread of wolfberry culture, especially overseas, and spread to the world. Handed out the business card of wolfberry. During his research, he stayed in Zhongning, Ningxia, the hometown of wolfberry for a long time, and experienced Wang Zigui's contribution to the development of wolfberry.