The goji berry of Tibet could help patients affected by blindness as a result of long-term diabetes, new research has found.
The goji berry is rich in taurine. Taurine has anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory and immuno-modulating properties which can protect the retina. In diabetes, blindness is caused when the eye becomes overly oxidated, and retinal cells die.
The researchers hope that the promising results will lead to human trials, and eventually a therapy for diabetes-induced blindess.