Long Yan Rou - Longan Fruit Flesh

TCM Materia Medica

Long Yan Rou TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "long yan rou" which in english is "longan fruit flesh", is categorized within the "herbs that tonify blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart and spleen channels and exhibits sweet (gan) and warm (wen) taste/temperature properties.

Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:

  • Dosage: 6-15g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Tonify heart and spleen, nourish blood, calm the spirit - insomnia, palpitations, poor memory, dizziness.

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, long yan rou is generally included in the following 1 formula:

ViewGui Pi Wan (Restore the Spleen Formula)

The formula is used to tonify both the spleen and heart which can be damaged from excessive overthinking, compulsions, etc. along with poor dietary habits and stressful lifestyle.   Anxiety, phobias…

As noted above, long yan rou is within the herbs that tonify blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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