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Mandarin Orange


Oranges have historically been considered a cooling food in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the dried peel was used to balance qi. In Ayurveda they are said to balance vata.
They have long been used to support breast health, respiratory health and digestion.*


Mandarin oranges are sweeter and lower in acids than many other varieties.
The fruit is high in vitamin C, with some calcium and potassium. Its oil has been used to support a healthy response to stress.*

Uses of Mandarin Orange


    This information in our Herbal Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice. This content does not provide dosage information, format recommendations, toxicity levels, or possible interactions with prescription drugs. Accordingly, this information should be used only under the direct supervision of a qualified health practitioner such as a naturopathic physician.

    Active Constituents

    Vitamin C

    Parts Used

    • Essential oil

    Important precautions

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