Therapeutic natural oils are gaining vast popularity all over the world for their various natural healing and curing properties and absolutely no side-effects. And when talking about essential oils, mandarin oil in therapeutic uses tops the list.
Mandarin oil is extracted by cold expression from the fruits of the mandarin orange tree (Citrus reticulata) which belongs to the Rutaceae plant family. The oil is yellow to orange with a zesty and sweet aroma.
This evergreen tree is native to China and the Far East, but it is now cultivated in many other warm regions. It can grow up to six metres tall with white flowers and orange fruits.
Mandarins are smaller and sweeter than oranges.
This citrus fruit has multiple health benefits.
As in oranges, Tangerines are very low in calories. However they are very rich sources of vitamin-C, one of powerful natural anti-oxidant which has many essential roles like –
- Collagen synthesis
- Wound healing
- Anti-cancer activity
helps prevent from neuro-degenerative diseases, arthritis, etc by removing oxidant free-radicals from the body. Vitamin C helps absorb iron in the food by reducing ferrous form of iron element to ferric form in the gut.
Mandarin oranges can lower the risk of liver cancer. Researchers at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine found that by drinking mandarin juice, people who have chronic viral hepatitis can reduce their risk of developing liver cancer.
This fruit is a substantial source for dietary fibre. Regularly eating fibre helps you feel fuller for longer, which reduces your desire or need to eat more food, assisting in weight loss.
It helps to re-balance the skin and is widely used in skin care products, as it aids in refining the texture of the skin and is used as an antiseptic and a cell rejuvenator.
The essential oil has sweet, oranges and lemons smell and are sedative, digestive and have a calming effect.
Mandarin oil also is –
It fights all types of skin infections.
Mandarin oil can be used as a cure for stretch marks, damaged skin and acne scarring; it encourages the growth of new skin cells and replaces previously damaged skin cells.
It is one of the most effective aromatherapy oils and is also non-toxic, non-sensitizing, and does not irritate the skin.
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