Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata
Synonym: C. nobilis, C. deliciosa, C. madurensis
Botanical Family: Rutaceae
Country of Origin: Brazil, Spain, Italy & California
Plant Part: Fruit peel
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Characteristics: Sweet, similar to orange, fresh, light
Antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, cytophylactic, depurative, digestive, diuretic, sedative, tonic
α-thujone, α-pinene, camphene, sabinene, β-pinene, myrcene, limonene, γ-terpinolene, linalool, citronellal, terpineol-4-ol, nerol, geranial
Mind & Spirit:
- Relieves depression and anxiety
- Used for stress, irritability, insomnia and nervous tension.
- Mild sedative to nervous system
- Good for stretch marks, scars and fluid retention
- Stimulates appetite
- Stimulates the liver
- relieves nausea and wind
- Mild to use on children for colic and hiccups
- Eases PMS.
Contraindications: Nil, may be phototoxic
Odour Intensity: 5
Blends well with:
Basil, bergamot, chamomile, black pepper, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lime, marjoram, neroli, orange, palmarosa, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, tangerine, ylang ylang.
Mandarin is named because the fruit was a traditional gift to the Mandarin Lords of China for centuries although the fruit did not reach Europe until the 1880s.