Latin Name : Citrus Reticulata. Part of Plant Used : Fruit Peel. Source : Argentina. Extraction Method : Cold Expression.
In France, the Mandarin is considered a safe remedy to treat indigestion in children, and for the elderly, as it helps strengthen the digestive system and the liver.
Mandarin Essential Oil is obtained from Citrus Reticulata, by cold compression of the peel. Mandarin Petitgrain oil is also extracted in small quantities by steam distillation of the leaves and twigs. The oil is golden yellow-orange and has the aroma of a fresh orange. An entire group of citrus fruits come under the umbrella of Mandarin Oranges, including Satsuma, Clementine, Dancy, Honey, Pixie, and Tangerines.
The Mandarin oranges are so called because they were traditionally offered as gifts to the Mandarins of China. Native to Southern China and the Far East, the Mandarin orange was brought to Europe in 1805 and to America in 1845.
Note: It is advisable to always consult an authorised practitioner when using essential oil as a health remedy or for aromatherapy.