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Nourishing the heart and soothe the mind in Summer – Longan


Longan is also called gui yuan. Longan can nourish the Qi of the spleen and stomach, as well as nourish blood deficiency. It is suitable for people with insufficient qi and blood and weak body.

In summer, longan is a miracle help for nourishing heart blood. Longan can help insomnia due to heart blood deficiency.




In summer, longan is a miracle help for nourishing heart blood.
Longan can help insomnia due to heart blood deficiency. Longan refers to fresh fruit. After drying with shell and core, it is called dried longan. If it is shelled and cored, only the pulp is left, and after drying, it is called longan meat.

Longan is a fruit suitable for all ages, especially for the elderly and women, because longan can nourish the heart and spleen, prevent vascular sclerosis in the elderly, and further delay aging.

And women lose too much blood due to menstruation, production, etc., so they should eat more because of  longan has the effect of nourishing blood and calming the mind.

But pregnant women can not eat longan, easy to miscarry.

Additional information

Weight 454 g


Longan is rich in nutrients, each 100 grams of fresh longan contains:

1.2 grams of protein,

0.1 grams of fat,

16.2 grams of carbohydrates,

13 mg of calcium,

26 mg of phosphorus,

1 mg of niacin,

60 mg of vitamin C.

Longan also contains adenine, choline, tartaric acid and other substances.


Fresh longan is sweet and refreshing and has high nutritional value.

It is rich in high carbohydrates, protein, various amino acids, vitamins B and C, calcium, phosphorus, iron, tartaric acid, adenine, etc., especially vitamin P.

For middle-aged and elderly people, longan has the effect of protecting blood vessels, preventing blood vessels from hardening and becoming brittle.


Dried longan can be eat as dry grape, or cook with other food ingredients such as lily, lotus seed, millet, porridge, huai shan, mulberry, etc.

Longan is a warm fruit. People who are hot physique, longan should be eaten less.

For ordinary physique people should not eat too much,either.

About 30-50 grams of fresh longan each time; 20-30 grams of dried longan is good.


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