Luo Han Guo is the dried fruit of Cucurbitaceae plant Siraitia grosvenorii. It is sweet and cool in nature. It has the effects of moistening the lung and relieving cough, generating saliva, and quenching thirst. It is suitable for cough with lung heat or dryness, whooping cough, and thirst caused by summer heat. In addition, it has the effect of moistening the intestines and relieving constipation.

Nutrient content of Luo Han Guo

The fruits and leaves of Luo Han Guo contain Luo Han Guo triterpenoid saponins, a large amount of fructose, more than ten kinds of essential amino acids, fatty acids, flavonoids, and vitamin C, and trace elements.

Luo Han Guo saponin is a kind of triterpene glucoside with a sweet taste, and its glycoside aglycone is triterpene alcohol. Therefore, it is the main component of Luo Han Guo sweetener.

Cucurbitane triterpenoids are the main active ingredients in Luo Han Guo, and they have a standard aglycone structure. Except for a few such substances in Luo Han Guo, they are all sweet substances or slightly sweet substances. Among them, mogroside V is the main sweet component. It is non-toxic, low in calories, high in sweetness, and good in thermal stability, and it is one of the substances developed as a natural sweetener.

Dried Luo Han Guo fruits

Luo Han Guo dried fruit contains 7.1%-7.8% protein. In its hydrolyzate, except tryptophan was not determined, 18 kinds of amino acids were complete. Among the amino acids determined, the ones with higher content are glutamic acid. Glutamic acid is a non-essential amino acid in the human body and is an important raw material for synthesizing glutathione. Therefore, we can see that Luo Han Guo has a high nutritional value.

Luo Han Guo fruit contains 24 kinds of inorganic elements, including 16 trace elements and extensive elements necessary for the human body. The elements with higher content are potassium, calcium, and magnesium. The selenium contained in Luo Han Guo reaches 0.186mg/kg, which is 2-4 times that of food, and elemental selenium has a good curative effect in preventing and treating coronary heart disease, anti-aging, and anti-cancer.

Luo Han Guo benefits

Clear heat and moisten the lungs

Clearing heat and moistening the lungs is an important effect of Luo Han Guo tea because it can relieve lung heat and dryness. Also, it can eliminate inflammation in the lungs and trachea, improve the respiratory function of the lungs, and treat coughs, asthma, phlegm, and dry cough without phlegm, etc.

Has a good laxative effect

Luo Han Guo can relax the intestines and laxatives. Its texture is warm and moisturizing, and it can lubricate the intestines and speed up the decomposition and metabolism of heat toxins in the body. As a result, it has an excellent relieving effect on intestinal dryness and constipation. If you have dry stools, soak Luo Han Guo in water and drink. It can reduce the symptoms.

Helps to quench thirst

Luo Han Guo is a kind of food with a slightly cold nature. Its main effect is to promote body fluid and quench thirst. People usually drink it in water, which can nourish and moisten the lungs and promote saliva secretion.

People who drink Luo Han Guo tea can also relieve lung heat and dryness and can also reduce the occurrence of summer heat symptoms.

Good supplement of vitamin C

The content of vitamin C in Luo Han Guo is also relatively high. People use it to soak in water and drink, enriching the body with vitamin C. This substance can prevent the formation of melanin in the body and lighten the pigmentation on the skin surface. It can slow down the speed of human aging but also enhance the body’s immune function

Luo Han Guo tea

How to brew Luo Han Guo tea

Take an appropriate amount of Luo Han Guo after removing the shell, cut it into thin slices, boil it in boiling water for 1 minute and drink it.

In addition, soak it in water with figs for drinking. Take 20 grams of Luo Han Guo and figs, boil them in boiling water for 15 minutes, and drink. Brake it into small pieces and brew with boiling water.

Precautions of Luo Han Guo

Luo Han Guo tea can not drink every day

Luo Han Guo is not suitable for long-term drinking. If you drink Luo Han Guo tea every day for a long time, it will stimulate the stomach to a certain extent, affecting the function of the stomach and intestines and decreasing people’s appetite.

In addition, Luo Han Guo, which is baked at high temperatures, is very easy to get angry if you drink it often, so do not drink a lot of Luo Han Guo water alone.

People with weak bodies should drink less Luo Han Guo tea

Luo Han Guo is a cool nature. For people with strong anger, moderate drinking will help to eliminate heat. If your body is cold, drink less Luo Han Guo tea. Especially when women are in their menstrual period, they should try to avoid such cold foods as much as possible. Drinking too much may bring various unnecessary troubles to the body, which is not a good thing.

Luo Han Guo fruit

Frequently Asked Questions about Luo Han Guo

Can you eat Luo Han Guo raw?


Direct consumption of fresh Luo Han Guo will irritate the mouth and throat, lead to tingling of the tongue, and even lead to diarrhea. Therefore, for the sake of health, it is not recommended to eat fresh Luo Han Guo directly.

Can Luo Han Guo’s skin and meat be soaked in the water together?


You can soak the mangosteen peel and meat together, and the effect of soaking with the skin is even better.

Can you drink Luo Han Guo tea with high blood sugar?

Yes, but be careful in moderation.

Patients with high blood sugar can drink Luo Han Guo tea in moderation. But be careful not to drink too much because Luo Han Guo is relatively sweet, and drinking too much will be detrimental to health improvement.

What does Luo Han Guo taste like?

Most Luo Han Guo is sweet, but spoiled Luo Han Guo will become bitter.

How long can you keep Luo Han Guo?

  1. Fresh Luo Han Guo: Store in the refrigerator for about 1 week.
  2. Dried Luo Han Guo: Store in a cool place. You can keep it for about a year.
  3. Opened Luo Han Guo: Seal it with plastic wrap, then put it in the refrigerator to freeze; take it out when eating; You can store it for 3-5 days.

How to judge whether the Luo Han Guo fruit has expired

Check whether it is mildewed. If the Luo Han Guo fruit has expired, mildew may occur on both the shell and the inner pulp of the Luo Han Guo fruit.


Sam Perera, Founder of Stethostalk, is a food safety follower and organic food lover. He has completed the PLANT-BASED NUTRITION Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. Before this, he worked for a few years in IT services. A dedicated follower of nature, he believes in healing with natural foods. In his free time, he loves Gardening, Blogging, and traveling.