Mandarin

Latin Name

Citrus reticulata

Family

Rutaceae

Chemotype

Limonene

Distilled Component

Peel

Traditionally Known Properties

Air antiseptic Antispasmodic Stimulates digestion: carminative, mild laxative. Hepatic stimulant Eases the central nervous system with calming, sedative and mildly hypnotic effects. Soothes the sympathetic nervous system.

Precautions

Avoid during the first 3 months of pregnancy. Dermocaustic (potential skin irritant if not diluted) Possible photosensitization. Do not expose skin to the sun after application.

Anecdote

In Greek mythology, citrus fruits are also called "Hesperides", in reference to one of the twelve labours of Hercules, which consisted in picking the gold apples from the Hesperides garden guarded by Atlas.