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Vitamin C - Bronchodilator


Scientific name: Citrus reticulata

The clementine, tangerine or mandarin is the fruit of the different citrus species commonly called mandarin, including Citrus reticulata, Citrus unshiu, Citrus × reshni, as well as their hybrids, including Citrus × tangerina, whose taxonomy is disputed. 


It belongs to the group of fruits called hesperidia and its interior is formed by a considerable number of segments full of juice or juice, which contains a lot of vitamin C, flavonoids and essential oils. It is the citrus most similar to orange, also orange in colour although smaller in size, more aromatic in flavour and easier to remove its skin in most varieties, as well as slightly lower acidity and a higher proportion of simple sugars.


These properties make it considered a natural treat that is easy to consume for young and old. The mandarin comes from the tropical areas of Asia. It is believed that its name is due to the colour of the suits used by the mandarins, rulers of ancient China. It can be said that it is a fruit native to China and Indochina.


Its cultivation was introduced in Europe in the 19th century. Currently, the main producing countries are Ecuador, China, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Morocco, Israel, Japan, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru.


What diseases does tangerine help prevent?

Helps relieve discomfort caused by cough and asthma by promoting the elimination of phlegm from the respiratory system. Helps lower cholesterol. In addition to being effective against colon cancer, it reduces the level of cholesterol, and triglycerides and promotes normal liver function. It is used to exfoliate the skin.


Contains a high concentration of Vitamin C and water. It helps improve the immune system, balance blood sugar levels, and reduce bad cholesterol and blood pressure. Also, to prevent excess fat, especially from the liver. Strengthens the immune system. The greater the number of tangerines daily, the stronger your immune system will be, thanks to the consumption of vitamin C, which is the most present vitamin in all kinds of remedies to prevent and combat diseases such as diabetes.


In Chinese medicine treatises, it is considered a first-rate raw material. The pulp contains vitamin C, vitamin B, citric acid, and reducing sugar and carotene, although not in large amounts. Its skin has volatile oil and glycoside and its seeds, fatty oils, proteins and bitter substances. It has a bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory properties suitable in the treatment of ulcers, it helps the intestine and digestion


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