Mandarin And Life

Mandarin oil is really great for day to day use and to make it deal with minor ills of humans. The oil is highly medicinal and refreshing in nature. Mandarin oil does a lot of benefits very easily to the ones who use or consume it on a daily basis

Mandarin is a small citrus tree, with fruit resembling other oranges. The floral, neroli-like undertones of mandarin are evocative and sensual. Mandarin is used in combination with other citrus oils in colognes and fantasy-type perfumes.

  • Convalescence, digestive problems, exhaustion, nervous tension, irritability, cellulite, skin care, relieves anxiety, tonic, calmative and antiseptic.
  • Highly sedative, hypnotic, useful with overexcited children, insomnia and mental distress.
  • Safe and effective to be used for children.
  • Skin toner, acne, congested and oily skin, softens dry skin.
  • Cardiovascular tonic, stimulates appetite, PMS.
  • Powerful sedative.
  • Relieves stress
  • Cures skin disorders and maintains moisture balance in the skin
  • Treats diarrhea, constipation, flatulence and other such disorders related to digestive and excretory systems and diminishes scars and stretch marks, fat cracks on skin.

Mandarin essential oil has a light, refreshing and uplifting aroma.
Mandarin is particually good for the skin, as it is a cell regenerator, and it is used to treat stretch marks, scar tissue and wound healing.

Mandarin is also a digestive stimulant, and can be used for digestive upsets, indigestion and flatulence particularly in children and old people.

Mandarin has a soothing effect on the emotional body and can bring relief in the case of insomnia, anxiety, low mood and stress. With its beautiful sunshine colour the essential oil is actually nourishing to the nervous system. It is also thought to be uplifting and restorative to the mind, bringing back zest and concentration.

Mandarin essential oil can be used in the bath to nourish the emotions, mind and spirit. It can be added to a carrier oil to nourish the skin, and added to a carrier cream to rub on the abdomen when the stomach is upset. See How to use Essential Oils.

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  1. Mandarin Oil by Healthy Benefits
  2. Mandarin Oil by Helium
  3. Mandarin by Healing

Mandarin Oil’s Chinese Connect

Mandarin oil though now has become a part of the manufacturers of essential oils on a world-scale, there was a time when this oil was not all this popular among the people due to sheer ignorance and sometimes unawareness.

Mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata Blanco) has been cultivated for over 3,000 years in China and Japan. There are over 200 varieties of the fruit.

Due to the great variety, there were probably differences in the early classification of the fruits, resulting in other scientific names for Mandarin oranges like –

  • Citrus nobilis
  • Citrus deliciosa
  • Citrus chrysocarpa

The name “tangerine” could be applied as an alternate name to the whole family of this specie. The name tangerine comes from Tangier, Morocco, a port from which the fruits were first shipped to Europe. The Malay names are Limau langkat, Limau wangkas and limau kupas. The mandarin name is Cheng zi.

The most distinctive feature of all Mandarin oranges is its peel able skin.

According to traditional Chinese medical theory, the herb moves the qi or chi (the circulating life energy thought to be inherent in all things) downwards to help in the treatment of hiccups and vomiting.

For thousands of years, Chinese medicine has used the whole unripe fruit of the mandarin orange to stimulate blood circulation. It has the ability to bind to B-3 receptors, which speeds up the release rate of fat and increase the resting metabolic rate.

Traditional healers prescribe herbal teas that include the dried peel of mandarin orange [Chen-pi] to calm the stomach and treat peptic ulcers as well as digestive upsets such as diarrhea, nausea, dyspepsia, and other problems associated with indigestion. Indigestion can also result in constipation, as undigested food would stay longer in the stomach.

Being high in vitamin C, the fruit is taken to avert scurvy. On the skin, it is a great way to fight acne and a congested oily skin. Mandarin orange is recommended to help reduce fever.

Seeds of the fruit are analgesic as well as carminative and are prescribed for treating lumbago (pain in the lower region of the back). The unripe peel treats mastitis and pain or inflammation of the testicles.

Some herbalists use the powdered peel topically to treat hemorrhoid and uterus prolapsed.

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  1. Massage Oil by Wiz
  2. Orange Oil by Ehow
  3. Aromatherapy Oils by Health

Flicking Through The Background Of Mandarin Oil

Mandarin essential oil is estimated to be one of the most extensively sought after essential oil. The oil has the ability to keep various kinds of skin infections at bay, and it indeed does so. Mandarin oil is absolutely loved by its users.

The mandarin orange is considered a native of south-eastern Asia and the Philippines.

It is most abundantly grown in –

  • Japan
  • Southern China
  • India
  • The East Indies
  • Australia

It gravitated to the western world by small steps taken by individuals interested in certain cultivars. Therefore, the history of its spread can be roughly traced in the chronology of separate introductions. Two varieties from Canton were taken to England in 1805.

They were adopted into cultivation in the Mediterranean area and, by 1850, were well established in Italy. Sometime between 1840 and 1850, the ‘Willow-leaf’ or ‘China Mandarin’ was imported by the Italian Consul and planted at the Consulate in New Orleans. It was carried from there to Florida and later reached California. The ‘Owari’ Satsuma arrived from Japan, first in 1876 and next in 1878, and nearly a million budded trees from 1908 to 1911 for planting in the Gulf States. Six fruits of the ‘King’ mandarin were sent from Saigon in 1882 to a Dr. Magee at Riverside, California.

The latter sent 2 seedlings to Winter Park, Florida. Seeds of the ‘Oneco’ mandarin were obtained from India by the nurseryman, P.W. Reasoner, in 1888. In 1892 or 1893, 2 fruits of ‘Ponkan’ were sent from China to J.C. Barrington of McMeskin, Florida, and seedlings from there were distributed and led to commercial propagation.

The commercial cultivation of mandarin oranges in the United States has developed mostly in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi and, to a lesser extent, in Texas, Georgia and California. Mexico has overproduced tangerines, resulting in low market value and cessation of plantings. The 1971-72 crop was 170,000 MT, of which, 8,600 MT were exported to the United States and lesser amounts to East Germany, Canada and Argentina. There is limited culture in Guatemala and some other areas of tropical America.

These fruits have never been as popular in western countries as they are in the Orient, Coorg, a mountainous region of the Western Ghats, in India, is famous for its mandarin oranges. For commercial exploitation, mandarins have several disadvantages: the fruit has poor holding capacity on the tree, the peel is tender and therefore the fruits do not stand shipping well, and the tree has a tendency toward alternate bearing.

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  1. Mandarin by Online Family Doctor
  2. Mandarin Oranges by Livestrong
  3. Mandarin Oil by One