Long Yan Rou Long Yan Rou

Long Yan Rou

Long Yan Rou (Aurillus Longan) is the dried flesh from the fruit of Dimocarpus longan, family Sapindaceae. The fruit is harvested between May and July and dried in the sun. It is used in an unprocessed form.

Category: Tonifying – Blood Tonifying.

Common Name: Longan Fruit; Dragon’s Eye Fruit.

Channels Entered: Heart and Spleen.

Properties and Functions: Long Yan Rou is sweet in flavour and warm in nature. It tonifies the Heart and Spleen, tonifies the Blood and calms the Spirit.

Indications: The main clinical indications for use of this herb include insomnia, palpitations, forgetfulness and dizziness due to Heart and Spleen deficiency.

Dosage: 9 – 15g

Cautions and Contra-Indications: Use is contra-indicated in patients with Heat syndromes, Fire due to Phlegm obstruction and Qi stagnation as well as obstruction due to Dampness.