Herbs Guide


Family Name: Rutaceae

Botanical Name(s): Citrus Reticulata

Popular Name(s): Mandarin

Parts Used: Fruits

Habitat: It is a native of China.

Description: It is hardy to zone 9 and is frost tender. It is in leaf all year. The flowers are hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Apomictic (reproduce by seeds formed without sexual fusion), insects. The plant is self-fertile.

Uses: An essential oil from the peel is used as food flavoring and also in perfumery and medicines. It is used in the treatment of dyspepsia, gastro-intestinal distension, coughs and profuse phlegm. Also used in the treatment of hernia, lumbago, mastitis and pain or swellings of the testes.