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TANGERINE

lat. Citrus reticulata

Plant description:

 

Tangerine, (Citrus reticulata), small thin-skinned variety of orange belonging to the mandarin orange species of the family Rutaceae. Probably indigenous to Southeast Asia, tangerine culture spread westward along trade routes as far as the Mediterranean. The fruit is cultivated in the subtropical regions of both the Old World and the New World, especially in southern Europe and the southern United States. The tender, juicy, richly flavoured pulp is abundant in vitamin C. Oil extracted from the fragrant skin of the tangerine is a characteristic ingredient in several flavourings and liqueurs. The tangerine tree is smaller than other orange trees. It bears slender twigs and glossy lance-shaped evergreen leaves. The white five-petalled flowers are fragrant. The fruit is slightly flattened at either end and has a loose reddish orange peel and easily separated segments.

 

Pharmaceutical use:

 

Tangerine oil is known for its antifungal and antiseptic properties, making it a popular ingredient in skin care formulas. It’s a great remedy for acne and skin impurities. Tangerine essential oil also works for hair because of its antiseptic properties and helps treat dandruff,
dry scalp and other scalp infections.It also has cytophylactic properties and aids in restoring damaged tissues in the body. It helps reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.Because of its zesty aroma, tangerine oil is also used in lotions and perfumes. It works as a relaxing agent by soothing agitated nerves. It reduces tension as well as emotional imbalances. It works as a sedative by relieving anxiety, depression and nervousness. It has a strong antispasmodic property and acts as a relaxant to relieve the muscles and nerves from spasm.
When applied topically as a massage oil, it helps fight against cellulite. A flavonoid in it, Nobiletin, also helps speed up your metabolism when used as a tonic. It also promotes healthy sleep.

 

Cautions:

 

Please be aware that herbs, although natural can interact with certain medications, and that they may be ill advised to use under certain health conditions. Please consult a qualified health practitioner for cautions pertinent to you.

 

No therapeutic claim is made or intended for AZENA products. Information is for educational purposes only.

 

 

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