Scientific name - Nephelium hypoleucum
Korlan is from the family of Sapindaceae thatís native of South East Asia. Found growing wild in most of the South Eastern Asian countries, they are also planted in Thailand and Malaysia. Having a close association to several other tropical fruits, they share the same features and characteristics of lychee, longan, rambutan, and mamoncillo. The fruit of Korlan is best described as a cross between and rambutan, generally known as wild lychee. Put up with a loose pendant cluster, the fruit is oval to round in shape. This evergreen tree grows upto 30 m tall with a trunk size of 1.40 m in diameter, with buttress upto 1.5 m tall.
petiole 3-16 mm cm long
petiolules 5-11 mm
leaflets 6.5-30 cmx2-8 cm 2-4.5 times as long as wide
Korlan- the rare wild fruit juice has a delicious and unique taste of sour and sweet variety with health benefits from vitamins and antioxidants. Following are some of the list of benefits:
Regulates blood sugar
Improves concentration in ADHD patients
Taken as a daily stimulant for energy boost, they improve your immune system and reduce stress to a great extent.
Combat flu viruses and cold
The finding of a study that has been conducted recently says that it helps to combat cold, flu viruses and even herpes infections. Small doses, with less quantity, it is said to help reduce the severity of virus and cold infections. Despite, there is no scientific proof to these studies, level of antibodies to thwart infections do go up while an individual is considering to intake extracts.
Aids in digestion
The wild roots of Korlan have been used by the Korean herbalist for quite some years to calm a personís spirit, help in digestion and have stronger lungs, while giving the patient extra energy.
With the help of air layering, asexual propagation can be done and new plants of Nephelium hypoleucum can be nurtured from seed.