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.