Botanical Name: Siraitiae Fructus
Latin: Siraitia grosvenorii
PinYin: Luo Han Guo
Luo han Guo fruit has a brittle shell and the fruit makes an extraordinary tea. it is very sweet
Luo Han Guo is the dried fruit of Siraitia grosvenori, formerly called Momordica grosvenori. The fruit is an excellent Lung tonic. It also has a delicious sweet flavor. The sweetness is due to a glucoside known as mogroside. Mogroside is up to 300 times sweeter than refined sugar and has just 5 percent of the calories of sugar. As a result, this saponin fraction is extracted and sold as “sweetfruit.” It is also called “monk fruit.” Sweetfruit fruit pieces or extract may be added to any tea to add a wonderfully sweet, slightly fruity flavor. But it is much more than just a sweet herb. It is a superior class Qi tonic. It is a very powerful immune system tonic and worth consuming for that reason alone. It may be used by the whole family as it has no known side effects. Indispensable!
Luo Han Guo growing on the tree.
Luo Han Guo grows around Guilin. This is Guilin
Many Dragon Herbs herbal formulations contain Luo Han Guo fruit as an ingredient. Here are some –