Description: Lychee grows in the southern part of China and matures in May and June. Sweet and juicy lychee is favored by many as a tasty fruit, but it is also a multifunctional medicinal herb in traditional Chinese medicine. The flesh, peel and core of lychee can all improve health.
Lychee has got sweet taste and is loaded with minerals, vitamins such as Vitamin C that helps to prevent the flu, colds, sore throats and fevers. It is diuretic and assists digestion. It has high amount of potassium that is excellent for the heart and blood. It also possesses calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, copper and manganese. Vitamin E, B6, niacin, thiamin, folate and riboflavin is also found in Lychee. It is also packed with fatty acids and antioxidants that prevent the body from infections, diseases and health ailments by promoting the immunity power. Polyphenols are also found in Lychee that counteracts the liver and weight problems.
Flavonoids — antioxidant compounds found in certain fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices — are known for their role in helping to prevent chronic diseases like heart disease. Lychee contains quercetin, a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties, cancer-fighting heart-healthy kaempferol and more.
It helps to add bulk to the stool and also stimulates the digestive health. It promotes the bowel movements smoothly through the digestive tract. It enhances the peristaltic motion of the muscles of small intestines and increases the speed of food passage. It enhances the digestive and gastric juices which assist in the effective absorption of nutrients. It helps to lower the gastrointestinal disorders and constipation.
Lychee is rich in Vitamin C. It provides 100% of Vitamin C requirement in a single serving. Vitamin C boosts the immune system and acts as an antioxidant that enhances the functions of white blood cells that helps to enhance the immune power of the body.
The study shows that Lychee has proanthocyanidins that provides antiviral properties. Lychee also has Litchitannin A2 which helps to prevent the growth of viruses such as coxsackie virus and herpes simplex virus.
Maintains blood pressure
Lychee is a good source of potassium that helps to maintain the balance of fluid in the body. Lychee has low amount of sodium. The balance of fluid assists in the metabolic functions and hypertension. Potassium acts as a vasodilator that helps to lower the constriction of arteries and blood vessels. It also lowers the stress on cardiovascular system. Dried lychee contains the potassium thrice in comparison to the fresh Lychee.
Lychees have one of the highest concentrations of polyphenols among fruits.7 Among them is rutin, a bioflavonoid known to strengthen blood vessels. For this reason, it's often used for varicose veins and hemorrhoids, as well as bruising. In fact, a deficiency of bioflavonoids may allow blood vessels to break easier, which is why, if you bruise easily, you would likely benefit from more rutin.
Lychee contains the powerful phenolic compounds that assist in anti-influenze actions, improves circulation, reduces weight and prevent the skin from UV rays of the sun. It has antioxidant properties like ascorbic acid and proanthocyanidins.
Lychee contains large amounts of phenolic compounds and exhibits antioxidant activities. Lychee phenolics protected against stress-induced liver injury by modulating mitochondrial dysfunction.
Lychee contains copper which is essential for the formation of red blood cells though iron is related with red blood cells. Copper helps to enhance the circulation of blood and increase the oxygenation of the cells and organs.
How to use: Boil to extract flavor from 30g dried lychee peel. Once a day.