- Chinese Name Luo Han Guo 罗汉果
- Latin Name Monordica grosuenorii Swingle
- Other Names Momordica Fruit; Arhat Fruit; Siraitia Grosvenorii; Grosvener Siraitia; Buddha Fruit; Arhat Fruit; Lohan kuo; la han qua; Rakanka
- Used Part Fruit
- Specification Powdered Extract
Monk Fruit Extract Powder
Monk fruit is a sweet fruit that has been used for centuries for its healing ability. It is also know as “Luo Han Guo”, as the fruit was first used by Buddhist monks living in the steep mountain region of Southern China in the 13th century. Thus it is also known as the Longevity Fruit or Immortals Fruit.
For thousands of years in ancient Chinese herbalism, Luo Han Guo has been soaked in water to cure disease, such as high blood pressure, pulmonary tuberculosis, asthma, gastritis, whooping cough, acute & chronic tracheitis and acute & chronic tonsillitis, etc.
Monk fruit extract is 150 to 200 times sweeter than sugar. The extract contains zero calories, zero carbohydrates, zero sodium, and zero fat. This makes it a popular sweetener alternative for those who can’t eat sugar, for example patients of obesity and diabetes.
- Sweeteners made with monk fruit don’t impact blood sugar levels.
- With zero calories, monk fruit sweeteners are a good option for people watching their weight.
- According to a 2009 study, monk fruit gets its sweetness from antioxidant mogrosides. The study found monk fruit extract has the potential to be a low-glycemic natural sweetener.
- Unlike some artificial sweeteners, there’s no evidence to date showing that monk fruit has negative side effects.
- In the United States, sweeteners made from monk fruit are classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as “generally recognized as safe,” or GRAS.
Health Benefits Of Monk Fruit
- Helps in reducing histamine that cause common allergies
- Rich in anti-aging & anti-inflammatory properties
- Aids in treating & managing diabetes
- Boosts immune system
- Beneficial in weight loss
- Protects against atherosclerosis, heart attacks & strokes
- Reduces risk of cancer & prevents spread of cancerous cells
Not just a natural sweetener for herbal blends
Monk Fruit Extract can be blended with some other herbal and mushroom extract to make into instant tea bag, beside works as sweet properties, Monk Fruit extract will also give benefit like thirst-quenching, diuretie, refreshing, lowering blood-pressure, promoting gastrointestinal function etc… To add Monk Fruit into dairy products will also be an good idea to create a new product.
Organ Meridians Lung, Large Intestine
• Moistens and cools the Lungs, resolves Phlegm and stops cough
– Coughing due to Lung Heat or Dryness
– Chronic daytime cough with or without sputum
– Lung Yin Deficiency
• Generates body Fluids and relieves thirst
– Summerheat Injuring the Body Fluids with thirst
• Moistens the Intestines and unblocks the bowels
– Constipation due to Dryness, especially if Lung Qi is not being disseminated
• Dissipates nodules
– Phlegm nodules in the neck