A member of the soapberry family, Sapindaceaeur, our Thai wild mountain longan comes from trees that grow up to 20m high. It is rich in vitamin C, folate and minerals. Despite its sweetness, longans are low in sugar and calories, helping to reduce body weight and visceral tummy fat. It regulates healthy cholesterol levels, improves gut flora and controls blood sugar levels. Dried longan fruit has traditionally been used as a tonic to increase energy, boost the immune system and decrease fatigue. It boosts memory power and is effective in reducing stress, with studies being down on its positive effects on depression. The life-giving properties of Thai Longan move through the meridians of the heart and the spleen, circulating the blood for those who experience headaches, dizziness and breathlessness. It helps with insomnia, especially for those who are easily awaken and have sleep disturbed by dreams.
Steep 3-4 fruits in 1 cup of boiling water for 5 mins and enjoy.