Did you know that Lycium ruthenicum plant is used as an
ointment to treat blindness in camels?
Black Goji - Lycium ruthenicum Murray
Lycium ruthenicum Murray commonly known as Russian Box Thorn
or Black Goji, is an important plant of Solanaceae family. L. ruthenicum is a native of central Asia and distributed from China to
Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tibet and Indian Himalayas. In India, L. ruthenicum commonly grows in Karakoram Range at an altitude of about 3,700 m above mean sea
level. In the Trans-Himalayan Ladakh region, is commonly found in the sandy places of Hunder and Diskit areas of Nubra valley at an altitude of about 3,100 m above mean sea
level. Resistant to drought, often born on
saline-alkali soil or sandy wasteland.