Dragon Eye Flesh (Long Yan Rou)
Euphoriae Longanae, Arillus
Since Longanae is a fruit, you may wonder why I put it in soup. Well, I also put it in cereal and anything else I can think of to put it in. I also just eat it by the handfuls. In English it is called Dragon Eye Flesh. It not only has properties to tonify the heart and the spleen, and thus your circulation, and immune system, it is calming. No more restless, sleepless nights with this herb in your soup. Due to its high choline, it too helps with memory, heart palpitations, forgetfulness, and even dizziness.
It should be soft, translucent, yellowish brown, sweet and have a nice thick flesh. Don't eat too much if you tend towards loose bowel movements. It is also an anti fungal. Now how many sweet foods can we enjoy and not have to worry about yeast. If you are taking an antibiotic, this is a very good herb to have in your soup, or cereal, or just as a snack.
Chinese and Western Herbs are not to be taken without the personal advice of an Herbologist able to diagnose your condition. The information on these pages is only for knowledge not for self medication purposes.