Longan 6 oz.

Longan 6 oz.

  • Beauty: Longan is a famous beauty herb. It adds luster and beauty to the skin.
  • Sleep: Promotes tranquility and has been found to promote deep, refreshing sleep.
  • Memory & Stress: Can be used to enhance memory and steady the nerves by fortifying Blood and Qi.
  • Energy: Great Qi tonic for building up your everyday energy. Consumed regularly, Longan boosts temporary energy as well as long term vitality, yet it is not a stimulant like caffeine. It gives you energy while simultaneously relaxing you.
  • Blood-Building: In Chinese herbalism, there is a saying: “Women are governed by Blood”. It reflects a fundamental concept that Blood plays a particularly pivotal role in women’s health. It is closely linked to several critical physiological functions, including menstruation, fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, emotional well-being, and menopause. Blood tonics such as Longan build healthy rich blood. Everyone can benefit from Blood tonics, but women frequently need Blood tonics because of their hormonal and menstrual functions. Since blood nourishment is closely tied to the condition of the skin, Blood tonics are also used to promote radiant and healthy skin.
  • Heart Health: Longan is traditionally used as a Heart tonic.*
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Longan

 

Longan, translated literally as "Dragon Eye", is a delicious fruit extremely popular in Asia as a snack and as an ingredient in tonic teas and formulations. It has a slightly chewy texture with a unique sweet, smoky flavor.

   

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There is a saying in Chinese herbalism that "women are governed by blood.” As a result, women generally benefit significantly from blood tonics. Longan is a great blood tonic, often combined with other blood tonics such as Dang Gui and Peony root to make blood-building teas and formulations.*

It is a great Qi tonic for building up your everyday energy. Consumed regularly, Longan boosts temporary energy as well as long term vitality, yet it is not a stimulant like caffeine. It gives you energy while simultaneously relaxing you.* 

   

Sleep

Longan promotes tranquility. Longan has been found to promote deep, refreshing sleep.*

It can be used to enhance memory and steady the nerves by fortifying Blood and Qi.*

Longan is a famous beauty herb. Longan adds luster and beauty to the skin.*

   

Longan has a 2000-year reputation as a fantastic sex tonic for women. For that reason, Longan is considered a MUST for women who wish to be both beautiful and sensual.*

Longan’s effects are not hormonally driven.* Longan is equally beneficial to men and women.

Longan is believed to directly promote heart health by nourishing the heart tissues.*

Directions: Our Longan is a premium grade that you can eat straight from the bag and fully enjoy. Chew them well. Eat 10 -15 fruits each day, or add them to your diet by sprinkling them into your cereal, salads, grains, vegetables, yogurt, soups or into baked goods like cookies and muffins. You can also brew them alone or with other herbs and teas to make delicious hot and cold beverages.

Ingredients: Longan fruit

Traditional Function
Tonifies blood, heart and Qi.
Who can use it?
Longan is a must for women, a plus for men!
Specifications
6 oz. (170g)
Dosage
Eat 10 -15 fruits each day, or add them to your diet
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Botanical Name: Longan Arillus

Latin: Euphoria longan

PinYin: Long Yan Rou 

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Dried Longan fruit are uniquely sweet and delicious. They make a fantastic snack and can be used in numerous way.

 

Longan (Euphoria longan) is a wonderful and delicious tonic fruit used by the Chinese as a blood tonic, to build energy (Qi), calm the mind, strengthen the Spleen, tonify the Qi of the heart, and to add luster and beauty to the skin. Its Chinese name is Long Yan Rou, which means Dragon Eye Meat. Of course, being a fruit, it is not really “meat.” Longan (“dragon eyes”) is so named because when the fruit is fresh, the flesh of the peeled fruit is a translucent white color. The dark brown seed shows through the translucent flesh and looks like the pupil of an eye. As a result, the fruit looks like the bulging eyes of the dragons often depicted in Chinese art. The seed, which is small, round and hard has been removed, of course, from the Longan sold for snacking and general eating. The dried fruit becomes a lovely golden color and has a unique flavor unlike any other dried fruit. 

 

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Longan is called "Dragon Eye" in Chinese, and a look inside a fresh Longan explains the name.

    

It is believed among the Chinese people that Longan is not only great for the skin, but is also a fantastic sex tonic, especially for women. For that reason, Longan is considered a special tonic for women who wish to be both beautiful and sexual — it has a 2000 year reputation as a special love tonic. It is said that the most beautiful women in China eat Longan. It is believed to have a calming effect and to add radiance to the eyes. 

Longan is not really just a “woman’s herb” though. Longan is equally beneficial to men. It has no direct hormonal action. It may be consumed by men as they please as an excellent blood, Qi and Shen tonic. Longan is totally unisex and may be enjoyed by people of all ages and in any kind of health condition.*

 

Longan Bush   Longan Field

Dragon Herbs Longan plantation bearing a bounty of juicy sweet fruit.

   

Ron   Plantation

Ron climbing one of our longan trees at the farm in Southern China.

   

Longan is one of the premier blood tonics of Chinese tonic herbalism. This fruit has a high content of iron, about 20 times that of grapes and 15 times that of spinach. Those with iron excess should be aware of this. 

Longan promotes tranquility and can promote deep, refreshing sleep. Traditionally, it is used to increase physical stamina and promote peripheral circulation, warming up cold hands and feet. 

This is an herb that must be selected very carefully. The aril, which is the sweet fleshy fruit “meat,” is extremely delicious. The dried fruit, obtainable at herb shops, is priced based on its flavor and sweetness. Therefore, some producers soak the Longan in sugar water to enhance its sweetness. Dragon Herbs uses only the highest quality Longan, and our Longan is unsweetened – it is sweet enough without the sugar and is much better for you.  

       Longan Plantation Taoist Shrine

Left: At the center of Dragon Herbs Longan plantation is a Taoist shrine where locals congregate to pray for blessings, a bountiful harvest and peace.

Middle: Yanlin at an incense burner at the entrance to the Taoist shrine.

Right: View of the Dragon Herbs Longan plantation in Southern China from the Taoist shrine at the center.

   

Recipe

Longan Tea

Ingredients:

1 oz. Longan (weight, about 30 pieces)
2 cups water

Directions:

  1. Add 1 oz. of Longan fruit to a Dragon Herbs Glass Tea Elixir Maker. Place it on a Portable Infrared Burner (or other heat sources such as gas).
  2. Add 2 cups of water and bring it to boil directly in the Glass Tea Elixir Maker (medium heat on the Portable Infrared Burner). Tilt the lid semi open to avoid water boiling over.
  3. Simmer for 3-5 minutes or until the longans are plump and the brew reaches a beautiful amber color.
  4. Turn the knob all the way down to the warmer level to keep it warm.
  5. For a second or third extraction, repeat steps 2 and 3 with less water, increase the brewing time if necessary until all flavors and active ingredients have been extracted.

 

    

   

FAQ

I noticed some color variation of the fruit, some are darker than the others. Is that normal?

Due to no preservatives being used, our Longan’s color will darken over time. This does not impact quality or taste.

Minor color variations from a tan to a brown color for the dried Longan is normal. Longan fruit will darken over time once exposed to the air. In general, the discoloration does not impact the taste or the quality. We recommend refrigerating Longan to prolong its shelf life.

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  1. "I finally got to visit the Los Angeles store recently after being a online customer for years and had the pleasure of trying longan fruit tea for the first time. It's very delicious with a slight sweet taste to it. I like to add some fruit to my daily cups of Spring Dragon Longevity Tea and is a tasty pick me as a snack."

    Bethlehem, Delicious snack and flavorful tea
  2. "I love to eat longan fruit everyday. The most delicious I have tried is from Dragon Herbs. You can really see the difference in skin condition. My daughter also loves these. An essential! "

    Megan, Delicious and helpful
  3. "All of the Dragon Herb products are superior to the other brands available. Longan is no exception! These are tasty & full of health benefits. "

    Sandy, From United States
  4. "Great product! This longan has a natural sweetness and provides a sustainable source of energy. I take 10 of them every day which gives me a healthier complexion and energy support."

    strelitzia, From United States

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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