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Tangerine (Citrus tangerina)

Tangerine is native to China, and from there, it spread to other parts of the world. The tangerine tree is a member of the orange family. In the late 19th century when several varieties of mandarins with a deep orange color were imported into Tangier (a port city in Morocco, North Africa) and exported from there to the United States they were referred to as “tangerines.” The U.S. is the number 1 producer of tangerines and tangerine oil.

Tangerine oil is extracted by cold compression of the rind of the fruit. The oil is used in aromatherapy for its energizing effect. It is mostly used in the fragrance industry. The Chinese have used tangerines for thousands of years for medical purposes.

Mandarin, tangerine citrus fruit isolated on white background.

Aroma

Fresh, sweet and citrusy

Plant Properties

Anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, cytophylactic, depurative, sedative, stomachic and tonic.

Benefits

Stimulates drainage in the lymphatic system, wound healing, new cell growth, purifies the blood, soothes the body, aids digestion, relieves spasms, boosts the immune system, improves circulation, skin enhancer, and lessens diarrhea.

Blends with:

Other citrus oils, basil, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, lavender, neroli, nutmeg, and ylang ylang oils.