Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dragon eyes: Longan

One of my favorite fruits in the summer time is Longan -dragon eye. Though I've been eating it since I was a kid I only recently learned the medicinal properties of it. It is considered to be a sweet, astringent and warm. When dried its used to sooth anxiety. The fruit raw, can be good for heart palpitations and for weakness during pregnancy. The leaves can cool the system and the flowers and seeds aid the kidneys.

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