Latin name: Citrus reticulata
Chinese name: chu sha chu
Other name: mandarin peel
What is Tangerine Peel?
Tangerine peel is the outer peel of a citrus fruit grown on an evergreen tree and smaller than an orange. The tangerine is native to Asia and was introduced to Europe in the nineteenth century. It is most commonly eaten when peeled and fresh, though the fruit is used in salads, desserts, main dishes, and the juice is marketed in the United States. Tangerines are a good source of vitamin C and other vitamins, and the dried rind is used in the flavoring of cakes.
What are the health benefits of Tangerine Peel?
Tangerine and other citrus peels contain beneficial compounds that have been found to lower cholesterol, balance blood sugar, and activate liver detoxification. It is shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, and is used to prevent indigestion, aid the digestion of fatty foods, and to treat anorexia, colds, flu, coughs, stress, and menstrual disorders. Tangerine peel is also used for its antioxidant activity and as an anti-cancer agent.
Where can I find Tangerine Peel?
Tangerine peel can be found online and in herbal specialty shops.
You can find this herb combined with other herbs in the Traditions of Tao formula:
Spring Tea, which is useful for alleviating fatigue, indigestion, early morning grogginess, and poor concentration.
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