Citrus reticulata

Mandarin Orange

Citrus reticulata

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.*

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Traditional Health Benefits of Mandarin Orange

Digestive Support, Immune Support, Stress Support

What is Mandarin Orange Used for?

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.*

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Active Constituents of Mandarin Orange

Limonene (74.7 %) and λ-terpinene (15.7 %); lemon: limonene (69.9 %) and β-pinene (11.2 %); orange: limonene (94.9 %) and β-myrcene (1.16 %); grapefruit: limonene (96.2 %) and myrcene (1.4 %)

Parts Used

Essential oil

Additional Resources

1.) Manuel Viuda-Martos , Yolanda Ruiz-Navajas , Juana Fernández-López & José Angel Pérez-Álvarez. Chemical Composition of Mandarin (C. reticulata L.), Grapefruit (C. paradisi L.), Lemon (C. limon L.) and Orange (C. sinensis L.) Essential Oils. Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants. Volume 12, 2009 - Issue 2

Important Precautions

Not for use during pregnancy or lactation. If you have a medical condition or take pharmaceutical drugs please consult your doctor prior to use.


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.

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