LATIN NAME: Lychee Chinensis.
CHINESE NAME: LI ZHI HE.
COMMON NAMES: Lychee, liechee, litchi, liche, lizhi or li zhi, or lichee.
ORIGIN: originates from Guangdong and Fujian provinces of China
HABITAT: Lychee grow well in subtropical climate with dry, relatively cool winters, and do not bear fruit in a more humid equatorial climate. Prefers well hydrated fertile soil.
Lychee is an evergreen tree 10-30 m high (usually up to 15 m) with spreading crown. Leaves are compound, paripinnate, consist of four to eight leaflets. The leaf blade is smooth-margin, glistening on top, dark green, and below is grayish green. Flowers are without petals, with a yellowish or greenish calyx, are collected in lush umbellate inflorescences up to 70 cm long. Fruits are oval, 2.5-4 cm long. Their rind is red, covered with numerous acuminate tips. Light jelly pulp easily separates from the peel, has a sweet taste with a slight wine tinge.
Lychee contains a lot of carbohydrates, pectin, potassium, magnesium and vitamin C. However, the main thing is a very high content of nicotinic acid - vitamin PP, which actively prevents the development of atherosclerosis.
Lychee Chinensis provides analgetic, tonic, vasodilating, anticancer, antioxidant, antiviral effects on the body.
HEALTH BENEFITS: The Chinese use Lychee fruit to prevent atherosclerosis, cardiovascular diseases, and reduce cholesterol in the blood. Due to its expectorant properties, lychee fruit is useful for colds, bronchitis, asthma, and tuberculosis. Having a diuretic effect, Lychee fruits are used when having kidney and urinary diseases. This plant also contributes to weight loss, actively fights against fat deposits in the body. Regular consumption of fruits normalizes the gastrointestinal tract, liver and blood sugar levels, eliminates chronic constipation. Decoction from the tough skin of Lychee fruits or tree flowers help with fatigue, depression and neurosis. In the East Lychee Chinese is a famous aphrodisiac, a remedy for giving men strength. Regular consumption of fruits reduces the risk of developing cancer.
Lychee Chinensis normalizes the level of blood sugar, functioning of liver, lungs and kidneys, cures stomach and pancreas, strengthens sexual desire and male power, quenches thirst, relieves of constipation, normalizes the work of the stomach and intestines, helps to lose weight, prevents accumulation of fluid in the tissues and increases the tone of the body, strengthens the heart, reduces the risk of malignant tumors and relieves inflammation of the tonsils, strengthen bones and teeth, normalizes blood pressure, maintains a heart rate, reduces the risk of heart attack, nourishes the skin, stimulates the reproduction of natural oils necessary for moisture and elasticity of the skin.
INDICATIONS FOR USE: Lychee Chinensis is a good remedy for cough, neuralgia and orchitis, atherosclerosis, oncological diseases, cardiovascular disease, high blood cholesterol level, anemia, bowel disorders, liver and pancreas diseases, gastritis, peptic ulcer and diabetes, bronchitis, asthma and tuberculosis, cancer at the initial stage.
SIDE EFFECTS: when taking the exceeded dosage, such adverse reactions as allergic reactions on the skin in the form of rashes and redness can occur.
LYCHEE COOKIES RECIPE:
- 480 gr flour
- 180 gr sugar
- 150 gr margarine
- 4 pcs eggs
- 1 egg for greasing
- 1/4 tsp soda
- 1 can of Lychee
Step 1: Shake up a mixture from soft margarine with sugar.
Step 2: Add 4 eggs one by one, shaking up.
Step 3: Add the sifted flour with soda.
Step 4: Knead the dough.
Step 5: Roll out the dough of 3-4 mm and cut into squares. Put the Lychee in the middle of each square and pinch the ends, forming balls.
Step 6: Put the balls on a baking sheet in the form of a grape bunch and grease with a beaten egg.
Step 7: Bake for 10-15 minutes in a preheated to 230-250 degrees oven until golden brown.
Enjoy your meal!
“The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit”
Saint Teresa of Avila
*This article is for informational purposes only. We suggest consulting with a physician before using these or any other herbal supplements.