Mandarin’s Tree Standing Tall

Mandarin, well…it is just not about the amazing oil that we obtain from this massive tree but even the tree itself that provides us with so many benefits that there is no count. As the name is similar to the language, Mandarin’s tree of great benefits.

Mandarin (citrus reticulata) is native to China; the fruit of the Mandarin tree was a traditional gift offered to the Mandarins, hence the origin of its European name. The names Mandarin and Tangerine are both commonly used to describe the same essential oil; Mandarin is the common name used in Europe whereas Tangerine is the name used in America.

However, although the same species with the same botanical name, botanically the actual fruit of the tree has very subtle differences in color, shape and size. Tangerines are generally cultivated in the U.S. whereas Mandarins are generally cultivated elsewhere.

Mandarin has been used in ancient China for centuries; the Chinese believed that Mandarin strengthened both the digestive and liver functions. In France, Mandarin is used as a safe remedy for children in indigestion, hiccups and for problems of the elderly, such as digestive problems; Mandarin is considered to be a very gentle and safe essential oil, when used correctly.

The Mandarin is a small, evergreen tree which grows up to 20 feet in height; it has small orange-like fruits (not to be confused with those of the Orange tree), fragrant flowers and glossy leaves. The Mandarin is of the Rutaceae plant family and was firstly brought to Europe in 1805, and then to the USA in approximately 1845 (where it became known as the Tangerine).

Mandarin essential oil is extracted by cold expression of the outer peel of the fruit; it has a light, fruity-citrus aroma, similar to Orange essential oil. Mandarin oil is balancing, uplifting and calming; its properties include being –

  • Anti-septic
  • Digestive
  • Anti-depressant

Mandarin is also used in soaps, cosmetics, perfumes and as a flavoring agent in liqueurs and confectionery.

Mandarin is used in aromatherapy for stomach cramps, indigestion, constipation, depression, anxiety, grief, nervousness, PMS, stretch marks in pregnancy and skin conditions such as acne, oily skin, rejuvenation and mature skin. It is also useful for insomnia, fluid retention, obesity and dejection. Although gentle enough to be used with babies, children and the elderly, care should be taken when using Mandarin essential oil in sunlight due to photo toxicity potential.

Okay, now have a look at our reference links –

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

Mandarin Oil Combating Skin Ills

Mandarin oil is considered the best solution to enhance the glow and health of the skin. Only later was it discovered that oil effectively combats various skin problems too! The oil is very effective in curing the various skin related diseases and pestering problems.

The oil from mandarin orange peel is also referred as tangerine oil or mandarin oil. The ancestry of this oil begun in China and nowadays cultivated across the Mediterranean.

It has effective medicinal properties and great constituent that purifies and re-balances the skin. It is also employed to remove any skin clogging.

It doesn’t have toxic consequences and hence thought as a natural aroma. The frequent use of the oil clears the dead cells and promotes the growth of fresh skin cells. It’s also exploited for addressing –

  • Acne scars
  • Skin disorders
  • Stretch marks

It’s not only practiced in the discourse of skin problems but also for beefing up the liver, indigestion, and hiccups. It governs the blood circulation which outcomes in reconciling the body.Because its rich in vitamins and minerals, its produced into juice. It’s one of the natural ways to clean the body. Even So, it is advisable not to expose the skin to sunlight after applying Mandarin essential oil.

Mandarins are hardy and will grow and fruit without additional watering in the sub-tropical climate of Wollongong. However, for bountiful harvests, it’s best to make sure they are getting a regular watering when young, and when fruit is forming.

Hardly anyone will deny facial or massage with essential oil of mandarin. So fragrant and fresh, it creates a sense of comfort and relaxation. Moreover, there are many other qualities that make it a useful ally in maintaining good health. Nowadays, an essential oil used as flavoring in foods and beverages, cosmetics, perfumes, soaps and other, as has the ability to maintain moisture balance of skin.

The oil is extracted from the bark of fruit. Its chemical composition includes –

  • Limonene
  • Gamma terpinene
  • Para-cyto
  • Myrcene
  • Pinene
  • Linalool
  • Terpineol
  • Citrate
  • Metilantranilat
  • Tsitronelol

Fresh and energizing aroma of essential oil of mandarin conducive to reducing stress and improving mood. Furthermore, soothes, disinfects, activates mental activity and increases concentration. There are anti cellulite, antiseptic, antifungal and anti-influenza action.

Protects against bacterial, fungal and viral infections as a protective coating on the wound and promotes the accumulation of platelets and leukocytes to infected sites and thereby prevents the penetration of microbes.

Okay, got through the reference links now –

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