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Tangerines were first cultivated in ancient China over three thousand years ago. They are one of the world's oldest hybrid fruits, a cross between a mandarin orange and a bitter orange. In the early days, tangerines were prized for their unique taste and the fact that their rinds were loose, which made them easy to peel. But over the years fruit lovers have discovered the many health benefits of the tangerine.
In this article we are going to discuss tangerine essential oil. This extract has been used for centuries for its medicinal and curative properties. There are a number of ways to extract these oils from cold compression to boiling the peels.
What are the benefits? Serious wounds that become infected are almost always accompanied by painful symptoms such as fever, swelling, and general aches and pains. It is believed that tangerines and their oils have components that fight and kill bacteria and may slow or even stop the spread of infection. Of course, tangerine oil is only a simple supplement. And while it may have beneficial effects, patients should not rely on it alone. If you have an infected wound, seek medical attention immediately.
For centuries tangerines have been used to stimulate the appetite and to promote healthy digestion. The reason for this is not entirely clear, but we do know that tangerines, like grapefruits, are an excellent source of fiber. And fiber does promote digestion by encouraging regular bowel movements.
Tangerine essential oil is also used as a sedative and to control spasms and muscle contractions. If you have ever had a spasm in the back, then you know just how uncomfortable muscle spasms can be. Because tangerines are a natural sedative and will relax the body, they can help stop spasms in their tracks.
A depurative is an agent that helps purify the blood by removing harmful toxins. Many fruit lovers maintain that tangerine essential oil is a powerful depurative that can reduce the amount of uric acid in the blood and can also get rid of excess salt and water.
Tangerine oil is also extremely popular with pregnant women. It can be used as a cream or lotion that is applied topically to the skin. The oil in these forms is believed to improve blood circulation, which can reduce aches and pains, especially in the extremities. Not to mention the fact that its properties as a sedative may encourage healthy sleep. Pregnant women should always consult their doctors before applying or consuming tangerine essential oil.