Longan fruit is considered tastier than the lychee but it is not as juicy. Longan is sometimes used instead of lychees or cherries in fruit salads, sweet and sour dishes and as garnish for cocktail drinks. The Javanese and the Chinese dry the fruit and then use it as a tea drink.
•Longan is a wonderful and delicious tonic fruit used by the Chinese as a blood tonic, to nurture the heart, and to add luster and beauty to the skin.
• It is believed among the Chinese people that Fresh Longan is not only a great tonic for the skin, but is also a fantastic tonic for sex.
• Longan is considered as a special tonic for women who wish to be both beautiful and sexually active.
•It has a 2000 year reputation as a love tonic. It is said that the most beautiful woman in the history of China, Yang Kuei Fed ate Longan every day.
• Longan is equally beneficial to men
•It is believed to have a calming effect and to add radiance to the eyes
•Longan is used as remedy for stomach ache, insomnia, amnesia, and dropsy.
•The fruit is said to invigorate the heart and spleen, nourish the blood and have a calming effect on the nervous system.
•A spoonful of longan tonic made of equal quantities of longan flesh and sugar simmered in water till it is reduced to a syrup consistency is recommended twice a day.
•A decoction of the dried flesh is taken as a tonic and treatment for insomnia and neurasthenic neurosis.
•In Vietnam, the "eye" of the longan seed is pressed against snakebite in the belief that it will absorb the venom.
•The seeds are administered to counteract heavy sweating, the pulverized kernel, which contains saponin, tannin and fat, serves as a styptic (substance that draws together or constricts body tissues and is effective in stopping the flow of blood or other secretions).
Longan - 32 oz in box
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