Mandarin oil is the most healthy and kind of tasty (when mixed with certain taste enhancers) of essential oils. And you will fall in love with it even further, when you listen to the various amounts of vitamins that this oil possesses.
The mandarin is an attractive, sub-tropical evergreen tree. It’s naturally a small tree growing to 3-4m in height and width, making it an ideal fruit tree in backyards that have limited space.
The leaves are a dark, glossy, green, and the flowers are white with a beautiful aroma. They’re self-fertile, and have good fruit set, so you only need to plant one tree to get a good crop of fruit.
It has lycopene, which can fight cancer. This phytochemical is also found in other orange-red fruits and vegetables such as tomato and carrot.
Traditional healers use mandarin orange as an active constituent in their remedies to treat the following ailments:-
This oil magically cures myriad pestering and sometimes chronic problems of the digestive system, such as –
- Poor digestion
- Loss of appetite
- Peptic ulcer
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Inflammation of the liver and spleen
Not only that, even when it comes to the problems faced by various people relating to the respiratory system or poor immune system, this oil again fights…Allergy, boost immunity
Excessive phlegm, coughs, catarrh, acute and chronic bronchitis, asthma.
It even combats -
High cholesterol, arteriosclerosis (the hardening of the arteries), Insomnia, stress, lumbago, skin problems, scurvy, hemorrhoid, mastitis
Treats many things effectively, be it Insulin resistance, cancer of the liver or pain in the breast.
Mandarins are hardy and easy to grow. As with most fruit trees they prefer a sheltered area but will tolerate an exposed windy site. Plant in full sun for maximum fruit production. They will fruit in a partially shaded area, but not as much as in full sun.
Citrus prefer fertile, free draining soils that are well-mulched, though will grow in other soil types such as sandy soils and even heavy clay. It’s best to plant them in mounded soil to ensure adequate drainage, as they don’t tolerate waterlogging of the roots. Citrus trees are hungry feeders with high requirements for trace elements. A regular spray with a seaweed foliar fertiliser will supply trace elements. Fertilise citrus trees in spring and autumn with worm-castings and compost.
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