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Lychee: Health Benefits of Lychee

Updated on September 8, 2011


Health Benefits of Lychee

Lychee is a tropical fruit that can be found in many countries around the world especially areas where the climate is very warm. Asia. These places include South China, Thailand, Cambodia, Southern Japan and the United States.

The Growth of Lychee

Lychee plants usually start flowering around September and October. Afterwards, the fruit is ready to harvest when the colour of the rough skin changes from green to a fearsome red. Once the fruit is ripe, it would release a strong exotic fragrance you would love.

Health Benefits of Lychee

Lychee has several health benefits like other fruits. It contains many nutrients and vitamins that help fight against various cancers and diseases as well as being a treatment for skin care, child growth, colds, flu and strengthening the body. These nutrients include:

  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Phosphorus
  • Calcium
  • Selenium

Health Benefits of Lychee

1) Strengthen Bones

Lychee contains calcium, phosphorus and magnesium which can help the growth of the body as well as the bones. This would make Lychee a good fruit for children. Don’t forget to buy a box of Lychee’s for your kids as it would make a good snack.

Health Benefits of Lychee

2) Coughs and Dieting

Colds and flu can cause severe dry coughs which can be very discouraging. I very well know that you don’t like having these coughs throughout the day and night. Nevertheless, a few Lychee’s can help treat these annoying coughs.

Because Lychee contains little or no fat at all, you can include Lychee into your daily diet. This would mean that you can choose to consume as many Lychees as you can without having to worry about putting on weight.

Health Benefits of Lychee

3) Skincare and Strengthen your Body

If you’re suffering from the conditions of acne and spots, then it is required that you consume Lychees as much as possible. Lychee’s help nourish the skin of oils which can help reduce the growth of acne.

However, some doctors also believe that Lychee can cause Acne if it is eaten too frequently. Apart from acne, too much Lychee might also cause nosebleed and fever.

Apart from skincare, Lychee’s can also help restore the strength of your body and can also enrich your blood. This can significantly help the elderly and the weak who need some sort of treatment for their health.

Health Benefits of Lychee


Overall, I love Lychees because they are absolutely delicious. They are in fact my favourite fruit of all fruits. Unfortunately, I cannot find them all year round as I am living in the UK. Nevertheless, you might be lucky enough to live in an exotic country where Lychee’s can be found seasonally or throughout most of the year.


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      shafmasta 6 years ago

      Hi Amee

      You are right! Having them too frequently does cause acne! But I would not be able to stop myself!

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      Amee 6 years ago

      Lychees do not help during acne. Infact they cause acne if eaten in excess.

      I learnt it the hard way - when I had a severe outbreak and did not know the reason was lychees!

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      shafmasta 6 years ago

      Hi there DayLeeWriter

      Have you ever had Lychees before. They taste lovely to me!! :P I am going to write an article about lychee trees and where you can find them for sale. I have the information but will need to write up.

      Hi Golfgal

      Yes you probably love them like me. Seeing them makes my head dizzy lol :)

      Thanks for the comments guys!

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      Golfgal 6 years ago from McKinney, Texas

      I want lychees!!!!

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      Debra Cornelius 6 years ago from Georgia

      Hummmm ....what do lychees taste like and where can you buy them? Dealing with a coughing bout today, their use to ward of coughing sounds interesting indeed!!!