Dimocarpus /Dried Long Yan (16oz)
The Long Yan fruit is literally translated to “dragon eye” due to its resemblance to that of dragon’s eyeball when it is still in its shell. The berries are produced by a tropical tree that is native to southern China but also grows in some other areas of Asia. Dried Long Yan is used in Chinese cuisine, and desserts, but is also infused in hot water to create a delicious drink. Long Yan, as herbal medicine, is believed to have a relaxing effect on the body. Also, because of the fruit’s high Iron content, it is thought to help in improving concentration & memory. In addition, it is known to alleviate stomach-aches and help with insomnia.
From the manufacturer:
The taste is sweet. It enters the Heart and Spleen meridians.
Indications: It nourishes the heart and spleen, replenishes qi and blood, soothes the nerves. It has been used to cure asthenia, weakness, insomnia, forgetfulness, palpitations, and shock.
Cautions: Avoid use if there is phlegm, fire and damp stagnation [bloating or edema with inflammation]
- Dried Lily buds, Long Yan and Red Date Congee
Lily 22.5g, Long Yan37.5g, 15 red dates, 1 cup of white rice.
Wash the lily and soak it until soft, wash and pat dry the red dates and remove the seeds, and break up the Long Yan meat. Wash and drain the white rice and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Put the white rice into the pot, add water to make about 6 bowls of porridge, add lily, red dates, and Long Yan when the rice is half cooked; boil for 1 minute, add rock sugar to taste, and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
It is suitable for unstable sleep [insomnia] at night, mental restlessness, poor concentration, hyperhidrosis, etc. It can regulate the circulation of the meridians, and it is suitable for menopausal women with mental anxiety.
- Yam & Long Yan Congee
100g fresh white yam, 15g dried Long Yan meat, 3 to 5 lychee meat, 3g schisandra, appropriate amount of sugar.
First peel and cut the yam into slices, cook with Long Yan, lychee, and schisandra, and add appropriate amount of sugar.
Take it 1 hour before going to bed every night.
Efficacy: Replenishing the heart and kidney, quenching thirst and astringent. Indications are symptoms of thirst, frequent urination, palpitations, insomnia, and waist pain caused by insufficient heart and kidney yin.