Longan Fruit (4oz) | 广西龙眼

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Sourcing: Our longan is sourced from Guang Xi, China. They are organically grown and naturally dried without sulfate or added sugar. 

Common Chinese Name: 龙眼肉, 桂圆肉, 龍眼肉, 桂圓肉 Dried Longan Pulp (Long Yan Rou)

Common English Name: Longan Fruit 

Scientific Name: Arillus Longan

Common Form: Beige meaty and slightly sticky dried fruit, similar in appearance to a lychee nut, except that they are smaller, smoother, and darker in color

TCM Five Flavors: Sweet

TCM Energetics: Warm

Meridian Affiliation: Heart, Spleen

Nutrition Information:

80 calories per 1oz. Contains several vitamins and minerals, including iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, and large amounts of vitamins A and C. 

TCM Benefits:

  • Tonifies Blood
  • Replenishes appetite 
  • Enhances spirit or lifts “Shen” 


  • For those with insomnia, forgetfulness, and other palpitations that may be caused by Spleen or Heart Qi deficiency, Long Yan Rou works well to tonify and nourish. 
  • It is often taken alone as a tea to assist those who are overworked and tend to overthink
  • In cases of long term use, it is believed to help prevent aging as well as sharpening intelligence 
  • Used to relieve rapid heartbeat, insomnia, forgetfulness and anxiety associated with blood and qi deficiency. Combined with other herbs such as ganoderma and spirit poria, longan promotes tranquility and calms the spirit. It also increases physical stamina.
  • It can also be used to treat menopause and its related symptoms
  • For those who are weak or still in recovery, this herb can be added to porridge. 

Cooking Suggestions:

  • Average serving of longan is 9-15 grams. 
  • Rinse before using.
  • Serve as a decoction by means of simmering several longan fruits in boiling water. 
  • Longan may also be eaten raw or in slices, and the pulp of the fruit can be mashed or added to other beverages.
  • Can be eaten raw or cooked; in some countries, it is also used as a dessert.
  • When combined with lily bulb, it combats insomnia
  • When combined with huang qi (astragalus) it is effective for palpitations as well as Qi & Blood deficiency
  • Add to bone broth, porridge, or sweet soups.
  • Blanch and stir fry with vegetables or protein.
Notes and Safety:
  • Limit consumption over 9-15g a day and do not pair with excessviely sweet foods to protect the Spleen.

  • Contraindications:

    • Phlegm-fire
    • Qi stagnation 
    • Excessive dampness in Middle Jiao 
    • Nausea or vomiting 
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