Golden Wuyi Mountain Longan (Dimocarpus longan) is a wonderful and delicious tonic fruit used by the Chinese as a blood tonic, to build energy (Qi), to calm the mind, to strengthen the Spleen, to 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 eye”) 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 dried fruit is one of China’s greatest delicacies. The best Longan grows in southern China in the foothills of the Wuyi Mountains. The seed has been removed. Wuyi Longan Fruit™ becomes a lovely golden color and has a unique flavor unlike any other dried fruit.
There is a saying in Chinese herbalism that “women are governed by blood.” As a result, women often 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.
Longan Fruit is high in iron. 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.
Longan promotes tranquility. The fruit 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, as it 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.