Dragon Eye Fruit, also known as “Longan”, is the Chinese Miracle Fruit with a 3000+ years reputation of being used by the Chinese Herbalists as a major blood tonic (an herb that builds blood), an energy tonic to increase vitality, and a beauty tonic to enhance the beauty of the skin. It is recorded in ancient Chinese herbal books as not only efficacious in increasing the luster and beauty of the skin but is also potent as a sexual tonic. Thus it is considered as a love tonic for women who wish to be both beautiful and sexually vibrant. According to “Shen Nong Bai Cao Jing”, the most comprehensive ancient Chinese Herbal Book, Dragon Eye Fruit carries tremendous relaxing properties that can lower your stress levels. It is also believed to have antioxidant, and liver-protective properties with high levels of iron, potassium, and large amounts of vitamins A and C. Dragon Eye Fruit has a very high content of iron – about 20 times that of grapes and 15 times that of spinach.
A great Qi tonic for building up your everyday energy.
Consumed regularly, Dragon Eye is more than just a temporary energy booster. It is an excellent Qi tonic that increases long-term vitality. Since it is both a blood tonic and a Qi tonic, it can be used to relieve insomnia, forgetfulness and anxiety which are the results of blood and Qi deficiency, according to Chinese philosophy.
Dragon Eye promotes calmness, especially when combined with Ginseng, has been found to promote a deep, refreshing sleep. Sleeping is very important for our body’s internal rejuvenation system. According to “Huang Di Nei Jing”, the oldest book and the foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, everyone’s body is a small universe just like the out universe, when you sleep sound in the night, you are going to have better energy and vitality during the day, your body is in harmony with the outer universe, switching effortlessly from night to day, and from day to night. According to traditional Chinese herbal theory, Longan directly nourishes the heart, promoting heart health.
Dragon Eye fruit is high in vitamin C, with 80 percent of your daily needs in a half cup. Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron from the foods you eat and also plays a role in maintaining a healthy immune system.
Fruit, including Dragon Eye fruit, is a good source of antioxidants, which are compounds that help protect your body from free-radical damage. Free-radical damage can alter cellular structures, resulting in health problems. Your body absorbs directly the nutrients and vitamins that come from the fruit and root plants, including Dragon Eye fruit. Adding Dragon Eye fruit to your diet will increase your antioxidant intake and could protect you from heart disease. Polyphenols and vitamin C are two specific antioxidants found in Dragon Eye fruit. The antioxidants found in foods are safe, but research regarding the effectiveness and safety of antioxidant supplements is limited, reports the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
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- Tropical Fruit Growers of South Florida: Longanfantastic snack