It is the root cortex of Lycium chinensis Mill. And L. barbarum L,family Solanaceae.
Its decoction, infusion, tincture and injection exert a hypotensive effect on anesthetized
or unanesthetized animals.
Antipyretic. Reducing vaccine-induced fever in rabbits.
Its extract lowers serum cholesterol level in rabbits.
Its decoction reduces blood sugar level in rabbits.
An active component, betaine, possesses a lipocaic effect.