Tangerine peel in traditional medicine is commonly called bitter orange peel, mandarin orange peel, CRP and Chen Pi. Tangerine peel is the outer peel of the citrus fruit grown on an evergreen tree. Chen-Pi is the sun-dried tangerine peel that is rich in vitamin B1, and vitamin C.
The tangerine is native to Asia and was introduced to Europe in the nineteenth century.
Chen-Pi is used most frequently as a qi-regulating drug in thousands of Chinese medicine prescriptions.
The herb enhances the secretion of gastric enzymes and also calms down the soft muscles in the gastrointestinal tract. In TCM this herb is used for nausea, vomiting, indigestion, regulate appetite, diarrhea, cough, phlegm and as an expectorant.
Approximately 140 chemical compounds have been isolated and identified from CRP. Chen pi contains volatile oils and flavonoids that are generally considered the main bioactive and characteristic ingredients.
Benefits of Tangerine Peel
- Anti-inflammatory benefits.
- Rich with vitamin C, vitamin B1 & K.
- The high levels of vitamin C make the fruit and peel an excellent source of antioxidants for the body.
- Antioxidants help to reduce inflammation in various areas.
- Antioxidants also prevent the development of free radicals in the body.
- This prevents unneeded oxidation reactions in the body, which may not be good for overall health.