Mandarin Orange (Citrus reticulata)<Back

As a key ingredient included in our product Botano Throat™
, mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata), also known as mandarin or tangerine, is a small citrus tree with fruit resembling other oranges. The fruit is oblate rather than spherical. Mandarin oranges are very sweet, usually eaten plain or in fruit salads.

History of Use of Mandarin Orange (Citrus reticulata)
as a Medicinal Herb

  • The dried peel of fully matured ripen fruits of mandarin orange has been used in Asia for more than 1000 years as a natural remedy to relieve cough and dissolve phlegm.
  • Modern scientific studies demonstrate that extract of aged mandarin orange peel has pharmaceutical
    effects such as anti-inflammatory, anti-asthmatic, and anti-fungal effects.
  • Clinically patients with chronic bronchitis characterized by severe coughing at night were treated a herbal
    decoction containing extract of mandarin orange peel with good success (Zhejiang Journal of Chinese
    Medicine 1985 1:18).
  • Mandarin orange peel is also used to enhance the function of other herbs.

WinVivo uses Mandarin Orange in products that address the following Health Concern:

Articles about this botanical

Suppression of Gastric Cancer Growth (Mandarin Orange)

Citrus fruits have been known to reduce the proliferation of many cancer cells. The antiproliferative effects of Citrus reticulata Blanco (CR) extract, the immature tangerine peel, on human gastric cancer cell line SNU-668 were evaluated using 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay, 4,6-diamidineo-2-phenylindole staining, terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick end labeling assay, reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction expressions of BCL-2, BAX and CASP-3 genes, caspase-3 activity, and immunocytochemistry of caspase-3.

Anti-Inflammatory Effects (Mandarin Orange)

In traditional Chinese medicine, dried citrus fruit peels are widely used as remedies to alleviate coughs and reduce phlegm in the respiratory tract.

Product containing this botanical

Botano Throat

Stop your cough and give your throat a chance to heal.  Botano Throat sugar-free lozenges quickly and effectively relieve cough and then help heal the throat by suppressing bronchial inflammation.


Dissolves Mucus/Phlegm

Repairs Inflamed Throat

Synergy for Faster Relief
of Lung Inflammation
Naturally Anti-Microbial

Naturally Anti-inflammatory
Desensitizes the Body to Allergens

Synergy for Faster Relief of Inflammation

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