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Litchi Medicinal Uses

The Litchi, which is believed to have originated in China, is an average size tree which belongs to the plant family Sapindaceae. The consumption of the fruit works as a heart, brain, and liver tonic.

     

(Litchi chinensis) The Litchi, which is believed to have originated in China, is an average size tree which belongs to the plant family Sapindaceae. The shiny, lanceolate leaves are arranged alternately on the branches and they are 3.8-15 cm. long. The flowers are about 2.5 mm. across, greenish in color and found in terminal panicles or loose clusters. The popular fruits are round or oval in shape and pink or red when ripe. The outer pericarp is thin and dry with one large brown seed enclosed in a fleshy, succulent, sweet and edible aril.

Parts Used: The root, bark, flowers, and fruits

        

Medicinal Use

  • Heart, brain and liver tonic
  • Intestinal problems
  • Throat problems
  • Reduces general body pain and neuralgic disorders

How to Use

  • The consumption of the fruit works as a heart, brain, and liver tonic.
  • The ground kernel of the seed is administered for intestinal problems. The decoction of the root, bark and flowers are used as a gargle for throat problems.
  • The decoction of the seeds helps reduce general body pain and neuralgic disorders.

Active Principles: Protein, carbohydrates, vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, E, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium iron, potassium

To know more on how to prepare and use herbs, visit How to Use Plant Material as Medicine

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  1. A useful share

  2. When I read the title I was wondering what litchi is, then I found out it is lychee. I miss this fruit.

  3. They look tasty; what weather climate do they grow in?
    Thanks,
    clay

  4. I like this litchi, hope to find it in my place as Chinese New Year is closer.

  5. Great job!

  6. I love litchis and I love this article as well.

  7. This is new info about a tempting fruit.

  8. Thank for sharing

  9. Great post, gift, thanks for the share.

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