LYCHEE

LYCHEE
The lychee fruit is a rich source of vitamins, including Vitamin C, which plays a crucial role in boosting the immune system and promoting healthy skin.
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Uses & Effectiveness

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Overview

Lychee (Litchi chinensis) is a medium-sized evergreen tree native to China, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Its fruit is eaten as food and also used as medicine.

Lychee fruit contain chemicals that might help reduce swelling and reduce pain. It might also stimulate the immune system and work as an antioxidant.

People use lychee for cough, fever, pain, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Don't confuse lychee with goji. These are not the same.

Lychee is a rich source of Vitamin C, with just one serving providing 119% of the daily recommended intake. This vitamin not only helps boost the immune system but also promotes collagen production, aiding in the health of skin, hair, and nails.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Lychee is commonly consumed as food. But there isn't enough reliable information to know if lychee is safe to use in larger amounts as medicine. Some people might be allergic to lychee.

Interactions

    Moderate Interaction

    Be cautious with this combination

  • Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with LYCHEE

    Lychee might lower blood sugar levels. Taking lychee along with diabetes medications might cause blood sugar to drop too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely.

  • Medications that decrease the immune system (Immunosuppressants) interacts with LYCHEE

    Lychee can increase the activity of the immune system. Some medications, such as those used after a transplant, decrease the activity of the immune system. Taking lychee along with these medications might decrease the effects of these medications.

Special Precautionsand Warnings

When taken by mouth: Lychee is commonly consumed as food. But there isn't enough reliable information to know if lychee is safe to use in larger amounts as medicine. Some people might be allergic to lychee.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if lychee is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.

“Auto-immune diseases” such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or other conditions: Lychee might cause the immune system to become more active. This might increase the symptoms of auto-immune diseases. Use lychee with caution if you have an auto-immune condition.

Allergies: Lychee might cause allergic reactions in people who are allergic to birch, sunflower seeds and other plants from the same family, mugwort, and latex.

Surgery: Lychee might lower blood sugar levels. This might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop using lychee at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Dosing

Lychee fruits are commonly eaten as food. As medicine, there isn't enough reliable information to know what an appropriate dose of lychee might be. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult a healthcare professional before using.

Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. It does not replace professional medical consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not self-medicate based on the information presented on this site. Always consult with a doctor or other qualified healthcare professional before making any decisions about your health.

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