Health Facts About Tangerine

Tangerine is a citrus fruit that grows in tropical areas of Asia.

People take tangerine peel by mouth for asthma, indigestion, clogged arteries, cancer prevention, chemotherapy side effects, colon and rectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), liver disease, and lung cancer.

Tangerine fruit and peel can be eaten as a food. Tangerine fruit can also be made into a juice.

How does it work?

Tangerine might reduce the risk of cancer. The tangerine peel seems to stop the growth of, or increase the death of, cancer cells.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for…

Cancer. Early research suggests that eating a lot of oranges and/or tangerines is linked to a lower risk of developing a type of cancer called nasopharyngeal carcinoma. This type of cancer affects the area behind the nose, where it meets the throat. Asthma. Indigestion. Clogged arteries. Chemotherapy side effects. Colon and rectal cancer. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Liver disease. Lung cancer. Other conditions.

Tangerine is LIKELY SAFE when consumed in amounts found in foods. There isn’t enough reliable information available about tangerine to know if it is safe when used as a medicine.

Special Precautions & Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking tangerine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. Read More

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