A Heavenly Combination...Red Dates, Goji Berries & Longans
The Power of 3
Known to be one of TCM's famous heavenly combinations, this trio is known for their immensely nourishing properties. These deeply nourishing fruits when combined together produces a formula that is incredibly invigorating. These fruits have long been used for their immunity boosting properties and nourishing effects in Traditional Chinese Medicine. When used together, these super fruits promote healthy blood circulation and restorative sleep.
Did you know?
Red Dates are traditionally known as a powerful herb fruit that have been infused in many TCM treatment regimes for their health properties. It pairs effectively with Goji Berries, the super fruit that is widely known to be an excellent source of antioxidants and nutrients. Rounding up the heavenly combination is Longan, - this fruit is widely used and known for its ability to regulate blood circulation and promote sleep. Red Dates, also known as 红枣, is a commonly used ingredient in TCM. In Traditional Chinese Medicine concoctions, red dates play the key role of a 'harmoniser'. It enhances the overall effects of any concoction by bringing together all the ingredients in a blend, elevating the concoction's efficacy. This powerful 'harmoniser' also balances out the over stimulatory effects of certain herbs, making it easily digestible, even for those with weaker digestive systems. Goji Berries, also known as 枸杞子, has been used for millennia in TCM as part of preventive treatment regimes to prevent ailments and strengthen the body. Goji Berries are brightly coloured and usually come in dried form. These berries are known to be superfoods as they are packed with essential vitamins and minerals. These super fruits are high in antioxidants and nutrients, helping to boost immunity, promote a healthy complexion, enhance macular health and stabilise blood sugar levels. In TCM, these fruits have traditionally been known to help nourish the liver and lungs while promoting good kidney health. Longans (龙眼), are widely used in TCM for its health properties. These sweet fruits are effective in regulating blood circulation and promotes good sleep quality. Longans are believed to act as mild sedatives that help to calm nerves and ease anxiety. Longans contains Adenosine which helps to promote restorative deep sleep. Now that we have an idea of what these fruits are like on their own, let's find out what benefits are harnessed when these fruits are used together. Let's dive right in!
Promote Good Sleep
Restorative deep sleep is paramount to your overall well-being. When our body rests, cells repair themselves, and your body reverses the damages it has been put through during the day. This prevents premature ageing and allows your body to reset the stresses of the day. Longans contain gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) which signals the brain to relax, and to suppress other signals that bring about insomnia, anxiety and stress. Furthermore, Red dates facilitate this process by stimulating the “signal receivers” in our brain so that we can fall asleep sooner, while nourishing for the blood with its high iron content. Goji berries are also known to promote the quality of sleep, through an important neuro signal, the Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which can help relieve anxiety and protect the brain against free radicals stemming from oxidative stresses. Together, these powerful fruits promote deeper and better quality sleep to allow the body to better rejuvenate overnight and thus energises you to perform better the next day!
Promotes Blood Circulation & Replenishment
Regulating and promoting blood circulation is integral to support our daily bodily functions. These 3 powerful fruits have health properties to help support the blood circulation in the body. Red Dates helps to replenish the blood and promote blood circulation. Red Dates are iron-rich fruits that helps to increase the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood cells, which helps improve anemia. Also, these dates contains cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP messengers) that are signal molecules that helps to adjust metabolism (removal of dead cells) and accelerate the reproduction of new blood cells in the bone marrow. Longans are also similar to Red Dates in that they are iron-rich fruits that helps to increase the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood cells. Goji Berries also supports and help regulate blood sugar levels and improve blood circulation. Research has also discovered that the three fruits could possibly improve the blood circulation especially to the brain, hence allowing the brain to properly restore and rejuvenate itself through the night. Rest & Rejuvenate with these powerful fruits!
Precaution for Diabetic, Surgery Recovery and Breast Cancer Post-Therapy use:
Cannot be taken with Anti-Cancer Hormonal Medications
Goji Berries and its constituents have estrogenic properties and may interfere with the actions of anti-cancer hormonal-sensitive drugs (breast cancer eg tamoxifen)
Cannot be taken with Blood Thinners
Goji Berries may increase the possibility of bruising or bleeding.
Not Recommended to be taken with Antidiabetic Drugs
Goji Berries might decrease blood sugar to a dangerously low level when taken with Diabetes medications. Diabetic consumers to monitor blood sugar levels if overconsumed
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