The tangerine is a cross between the mandarin orange and the bitter orange, and is named for the main mandarin shipment port of Tangier, Morocco. Today, tangerines are grown mainly in the southeastern United States. This loose-skinned orange hybrid is a deep, almost red color, and peels easily.
Health Benefits of Tangerine
- Anti Septic: Staphylococcus Aureus! Yes! This is the
species of bacteria which is responsible for this dreaded situation of
infection called septic. Septic is a real bad stuff. It is not only limited
to mere swelling and reddening of the wounds, with acute pain. If not
checked, it quickly spreads to the other parts of the body and affects them,
even if there are no wounds there. It causes acute pain, immobility and
hardening of joints, acute contraction and cramp in muscles, swelling,
redness, fever and convulsions. It readily attacks the new born babies as
their skin is vulnerable to infections. It also attacks them when they are
detached from their mother’s body by cutting the umbilical cord. The
Essential Oil of Tangerine contains certain components which kill these
bacteria and stops its spreading, thereby helping cure septic. It can be
externally applied on open wounds as well as taken orally for having a
uniform effect on the whole body.
- Anti Spasmodic: Spasm may be a small word but its
effects may be widespread and highly damaging. Spasm is not restricted to
muscular cramps only. It can happen in respiratory system, digestive system
and nervous system also and can cause breathing troubles, asthma,
congestion, severe coughs, spasmodic diarrhoea and cholera, nervous
afflictions and convulsions. The Essential Oil of Tangerine induces
relaxations in the organic systems named above and gives relief from spasm.
- Cytophylactic: Certain components of this oil stimulate
generation of new cells, or more precisely, cell division, and recycling of
the cellular matter in the body. This does not only promote general growth
of the body but also helps heal or repair the regular wear and tear and
outstanding damages done to the body.
- Depurative: An agent that purifies blood is called a
depurative. The Tangerine Essential Oil is one such depurative. It helps in
the excretion or removal of the toxic and unwanted substances such as uric
acid, pollutants, extra salt and water from the body through sweat, urine
and excreta etc. as well as increases the oxygen retaining capacity of the
erythrocytes (red blood cells), thereby refreshing or purifying the blood.
- Sedative: The Essential Oil of Tangerine soothes. It
soothes all types of inflammations and hyperactivity in all the systems
functioning in our body, namely, the respiratory system, circulatory system,
digestive system, nervous system and the excretory system. It sedates
inflammation due to fever, intrusion of poisonous substances in the blood
stream from external sources, convulsions, anxiety, stress, hypersensitivity
of allergy etc. It also sedates depression, anger and impulsive responses.
- Stomachic: Being a stomachic, the Essential Oil of
Tangerine keeps your stomach in good condition by maintaining proper flow of
digestive juices into it, by maintaining the right balance between the acid
and bile (so that excess acids are neutralized) and by curing the wounds, if
any, in the stomach. It soothes the stomach and gives relief from
inflammation. One thing must be understood, if somebody wants to have a
trouble free health and a good physique, then he must keep his stomach fine
tuned and this is exactly what this oil does. It helps your stomach keep
- Tonic: One that tones and fortifies is a tonic and
Tangerine Essential Oil has this property. It tones up all the functions in
the body. It fine tunes the metabolic functions like decomposition of food
and absorption of nutrients by toning up the liver, stomach and intestines,
helping in growth and adding to strength; ensures proper excretion; promotes
the endocrinal secretions of hormones and enzymes and also tones up the
nervous system and keeps you more alert and active, and finally, boosts the
immune system, protecting you from infections. So, when your body is tuned
and toned up, it will give you more mileage and output and will spring up to
your every twist on the accelerator (I mean, in times of need).
- Other Benefits: It improves circulation of blood and
phlegm, boosts digestion, helps maintain oil and moisture balance in the
skin and shows cicatrisant and emollient properties too. It also eases
constipation and treats diarrhoea, flatulence, rashes, dryness and cracking
of skin, hair problems, dandruff etc.