Introduction To Longan Aril (long yan rou)

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   Introduction To Longan Aril (long yan rou)











Longan Aril (long yan rou)  

Arillus Longan

Properties: Sweet in flavour, warm in nature, it is tropistic to the heart and spleen channels. Being sweet and moist in property, it functions in tonifying Qi and nourishing blood, invigorating the heart and spleen, nourishing the heart and calming the mind, serving for insomnia and amnesia due to deficiency of the heart and spleen and insufficiency of Qi and blood.

Effects: Tonifying the heart and spleen, nourishing blood and calming the mind.


For deficiency of both the heart and spleen, insufficiency of both Qi and blood, anorexia, lassitude, loose stool, palpitation, in somnia and amnesia, it is often used together with Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae Sinensis Pilosulae, Rhizoma Atractylodis Mactocephalae, Radix Angelicae Sinensis, semen Ziziphi Spinosae, etc. to invigorate the spleen, replenish Qi, nourish blood and tranquilize the mind, as in Decoction for Invigoration the Spleen.

Dosage and Administration: 10-15g.



For the convenience of customers, we offer the Longan Aril (long yan rou) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Longan Aril (long yan rou) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $72.00.


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Agkistrodon Snake (bai hua she)

  Agkistrodon acutus

Properties: Sweet and salty in flavour, warm in nature, being poisonous, it acts on liver channel. The action may pass through exterior to interior, promoting the bone and expelling the wind, clearing the channels to arrest convulsion. It is suitable for rheumatic arthralgia, headache due to latent wind, tetanus, leprosy, intractable tinea, etc.

Effects: Expelling the wind and clearing channel, arresting the wind and convulsion.


1.  For rheumatic arthralgia, muscle spasm, it is used in combination with pubescent angelica root (Radix Angelicae pubescentis), Chinese angelica root (Radix Angelicae sinensis) and acanthopanax bark ( Cortex Acanthopanacis radicis), soaking in wine for drinking; for aphonia caused by apoplexy or hemiplagia, it is used together with astragalus root ( Radix Astragali seu Hedysari), and Chinese angelica root to tonify the Qi and blood, expel the wind and clear channels.

2.    For opisthotonus caused by tetanus, it is often used together with scorpion (Scorpio), gastrodia tuber ( Rhizoma Gastrodiae) and Arisaema consanguineum Schott; for infantile convulsion caused by high fever, it is used in combination with cow bezoare (Calculus Bovis) and Arisaema Bilis.

In addition, it is suitable for headache caused by latent wind, chronic infantile convulsion due to insufficiency of spleen, leprosy and intractable tinea.

Dosage and Administration: 3-10g in decoction; 0.5-1g in powder. One whole snake for decoction; 0.5-1g for powder.

Zaocys Dhumnades (Cantor)

It belongs to Calubridae (Family Zaocys). This drug is the whole snake after removal of its viscera. Sweet in flavour, neutral in nature, and nonpoisonous, its effects are similar to those of Agkistrodon snake but milder. The usual dosage is 5-10g, 2-3g in powder.