The Euphoriae fruit that is similar in appearance to a lychee nut, except that they are smaller, smoother, and darker in color. The fruit are usually harvested from the tree by hand and sold in bunches.



Euphoriae are used in herbal preparations, but the fruit is used much more frequently. It can be eaten raw or cooked; in some countries, it is also used as a dessert.


Euphoriae contains several vitamins and minerals, including iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, and large amounts of vitamins A and C. In traditional Chinese medicine, Euphoriae is considered to have a sweet taste and warm energy, and is associated with the Heart and Spleen meridians. It is used to relieve rapid heartbeat, insomnia, forgetfulness and anxiety associated with blood and qi deficiency. Combined with other herbs such as ganoderma and spirit poria, longan promotes tranquility and calms the spirit. It also increases physical stamina.


Euphoriae is considered a safe herb. The American Herbal Products Association has given Euphoriae fruit a class one rating, meaning it can be consumed safely when used appropriately; however, eating excessive amounts of longan may cause indigestion.


None are recorded.

Other names

long yan hua or long yan rou


Source: AcupunctureToday,

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