New fruit - mandarin
 This fruit for the New Year
Everyone in the house to his calling.
They decorate the tree and,
And children are treated.
(Children's riddle)

Mandarin, beloved by all of us from childhood - a symbol of the New Year celebration and fun. These perky orange fruits adorn not only on the holiday table, but sometimes play the role of the original Christmas decorations. However, Mandarin is not only tasty, it has a number of useful medical and cosmetic properties that can make you a real queen of the Ball! So, what is a our mandarin?

Homeland of the miracle fruit - Celestial Empire, or more simply, China. They ate tangerines used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes since time immemorial. From tangerine culture spread to all neighboring countries, and then conquered and Europe.

Interesting!   In the East, widely used mandarins (juice) as a hemostatic agent in menopause, the menstrual cycle.

Chemical composition

The pulp of the ripe fruit of mandarin tree contains sugar (10%), citric acid and other important organic acids, pectin, glucoside, β-sitosterol, mineral salts, vitamins C and B1. In the peel contains sugars, organic acids (mostly citric), essential oil, significant amounts of vitamins C and E, provitamin A.

Useful properties of tangerines

- Mandarins - one of the most low-calorie foods (38-45 kcal per 100 g). In addition, they contribute to the improvement of digestion. However, it must be remembered that both the mandarins and their juice contribute to the appetite.

- Mandarins have decongestant and decongestant properties.

- Mandarins have potent antifungal activity. Regular massaging tangerine juice in the affected areas will get rid of the fungus on the hands and nails.

Caution   Substances contained in Mandarin, can irritate the kidneys and stomach lining and intestines, so they are not recommended for use in gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, gastritis with acidity of gastric juice, enteritis, colitis and exacerbations of inflammatory bowel disease, and cholecystitis, hepatitis and acute nephritis.

- Essential oil of mandarin - an excellent immune system stimulant. It enhances the protective function of the body as a whole. In addition, the oil has, as are tangerines, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory action. The essential oil for cosmetic purposes can be used to rejuvenate the skin, improve the complexion. It is an excellent tool for the care of oily, porous skin.

Council:   to enrich the cosmetic product drip into it a little oil tangerine tree (1-2 drops).

 New fruit - mandarin

Tangerine "gadgets"

- Squeeze the juice of two mandarins. Moisten them pre-cooked cheesecloth, folded in two layers and apply on face and neck for 15-20 minutes. At any time after the remnants of juice rinse with cool water. Vitaminizing and anti-inflammatory mask is suitable for all skin types.

- To rejuvenate the skin and tightening pores can cook tangerine water. To do this, take a fresh tangerine peel 1-2 and fill in the non-metallic bowl with cold purified or boiled water. Without removing it from the water, peel, cut or tear into smaller pieces and leave for the day. Then, carefully strain. Such a person should be rinsed with water in the morning and evening.

- To prepare the "matting" mask for oily skin need to take the mashed pulp of 1 tangerine and mix it with 2 tablespoons of sour cream or normal (not a fruit!) Yogurt. Add 1-2 drops of lemon juice or lemon essential oil (if not allergic). All the ingredients mix well and apply on your face, taking into account skin lines. After 15-20 minutes, rinse with cool water.

- Mandarin can help deep cleanse the skin. Mash the pulp of 1 tangerine, eg fork and mix it with 1 tablespoon of rice or oatmeal. Apply the paste on your face for 15 minutes and remove the wet cotton swab, then wash with cool water.

 New fruit - mandarin

Happy New Year and tangerine your mood!
Author: Inna Sedykh