June 14, 2012

Longan Health Benefits

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Longan is 'a close' to the fruit lychee and rambutan fruit. In Cuba, the fruit is called the "little brother of lychee", or his brother lychees. In China the fruit is called long yan rou, which means that the sharp eyes of the dragon. While in Japan called ryuugan, lamyai pa in Thailand.

Longan fruit or Dimocarpus longan included in the Family Sapindaceae is a plant that comes from Southeast Asia.

Usefulness of longan fruit

In China, longan is widely used as traditional medicine. With the rapid advancement of food technology, today made a lot of fruit in syrup form and many are exported to America.

Longan contains phenolic mainly on seeds, such as gallic acid, corilagin, and ellagic acid, which indicates that it contains antioxidants.

The leaves of longan trees containing quercitrin and quercetin, which has antioxidant and antiviral properties, which can be used to treat allergies, cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
The seeds also contain saponins, tannins, and fat. so many ingredients used to make shampoo and overcome excessive sweating. In addition, the seeds are also widely used to stop bleeding.

Fruit, traditionally used for upset stomach, fever and kill expel stomach worms, also an antidote to poison. Water steeping the dried fruit is a refreshing and drugs for insomnia, chronic fatigue, feeling weak, unable to concentrate, loss of appetite.

In Vietnam, longan seeds crushed and used for treating wounds due to snake bites because it is believed to absorb the venom. Also often used to treat burns.

Longan fruit is also producing good energy and can increase stamina because many contain sucrose, protein, fat, glucose, and tartaric acid. Therefore, this fruit is also good for pregnant women who consumed low or after childbirth, but not excessive amounts.

Another benefit to be gained when we eat longan regularly and in good health are able to reduce fever, increase appetite, prevent anemia, and premature hair whitening.

In the other sources mentioned that the fruit also contains iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin A and C, thiamine, calcium, fiber, protein.

Some examples of how the use of longan to disease:


Take longan shell that had been burned to charred. Finely crushed and mixed with tung oil (aleuritis fordii). Then dab on a body part on fire. In addition to ease the burning sensation, function as well in order not to cause injury marks on the skin.

Ulcerative wounds

Take a little shell longan fruit or seeds, then grilled until charred as coal and mash until smooth. Mix with olive oil and distribute them to the injured body part.

Skin bleeding from a fall

Take some seeds that have been dried longan, such as charcoal grilled until charred, then mash until there is smooth and spread into the wound area.

Thus the longan health benefits and examples of use for the treatment of burns.