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Mandarin (Green)
SCIENTIFIC NAME

Citrus reticulata

BIOTANICAL FAMILY

Rutaceae

COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN

China, Southern Europe, North Africa

PLANT PART

Fresh fruit rind

NOTE

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EXTRACTION METHOD

Cold pressed

AROMA

Sweet, citrusy, fresh

GC/MS REPORT

Monoterpenes: γ-terpinene (14%); limonene (77%)

NOTES ON CHEMICAL COMPONENTS

Limonene's known therapeutic properties include: analgesic, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, anxiolytic, immunostimulant, and skin healing and penetration enhancer. γ-terpinene's known therapeutic properties include: antinociceptive, antioxidant, antispasmodic, and antiviral.

THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS

Digestive system - helps relieve flatulence, stimulate secretion of bile, calm digestion. Nervous system - helps relieve restlessness, especially in hyperactive children. Skin care - recommended for acne, congested skin, and oily skin; helps prevent strectch marks during pregnancy.

EMOTIONAL/ENERGETIC QUALITIES

Uplifting; helps relaxing, connecting with your inner child, happines; alleviating irritability, tension and insomnia.

ADMINISTRATION METHOD

Bath, topical application (diluted), and inhalation

ETNOBOTANY LORE AND ANCIENT PARTICLES

A small evergreen tree native to China, Mandarin was brought to Europe in the eighteenth century. Once it was brought to the US in 1845, the fruit remained similar to the Chinese one and was renamed tangering. Very adaptable to different climates, it is now cultivated worldwide. The oil - available as green, yellow, and red - is graded based on the fruit maturity when picked. In traditional Chinese medicine, dried mandarin peel is used to aid digestion, support the liver and the spleen. In France, the oil is used to relieve children's tummy aches. The oil is also widely used in perfumery and food industry as a flavouring agent.

SAFETY

Non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing; could cause skin sensitization if oxidized

DISCLAIMER: The information provided above is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease; these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Please consult a licensed healthcare specialist for specific medical advice.

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