Duke of Argyll’s Teaplant – A Foraging Guide to Its Food, Medicine and Other Uses

The plant was introduced to the British Isles in 1730, and is now considered naturalised.

How to Use Duke of Argyll’s Teaplant

The dried, red fruits are eaten in rich tonic soups and stews of poultry or meat to which they impart a delicate sweet flavour.

Leaves and fruits are used for making tea.

Fruits sold in health shops and known as Goji berries.

Scientific name: Lycium barbarum
Family: Caprifoliaceae


Duke of Argyll's Teaplant - Lycium barbarum
Esser, P.H.H. (1910)
Duke of Argyll's Teaplant - Lycium barbarum
Smith, J.E. (1866)

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