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Luo Han Guo (Monk Fruit) can be used as an expectorant and as an antitussive that may help alleviate coughs, sore throats, lung congestion and other respiratory ailments. It can also be used to help address constipation and chronic enteritis. The fruit is popular in southern China as a longevity aid.
Longan (scientific name: Dimocarpus longan) is the name for a tree in the Sapindaceae (soapberry) family. It comes from the southern part of Asia and is related to the lychee. The fruit of the longan is white, round, and together with its hard seed, looks like an eyeball when the shell is peeled off.
Rock sugar (or rock candy) is refined, crystalized sugar in small cubes or in irregular lumps used in the Chinese kitchen to add shine to braised dishes or to sweeten desserts. in Chinese cuisine, rock sugar is commonly used in both savoury and sweet dishes.