The health benefits of Mandarin Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, circulatory, cytophylactic, depurative, digestive, hepatic, nervous relaxant, sedative, stomachic and tonic substance.
As the name suggests, mandarin plants are native to China. From there, they went to Europe and now Italy is one of the biggest producers of Mandarin Oil.
Reduces Anxiety and Nausea through Aromatherapy
Mandarin essential oil may be one of the best essential oils for anxiety and nausea. A study published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine examined the use and effectiveness of essential oil therapeutic interventions on pain, nausea and anxiety when provided by nurses to patients in acute hospital settings across a large health system. Ten Allina Health hospitals located in Minnesota and western Wisconsin did a study using the delivery of aromatherapy within their facilities.
Studies have been conducted showing that the oils from natural plants, such as mandarin essential oil, are sources of molecules that may develop new analgesics and provide benefits when used to fight or reduce pain. There were noticeable characteristics, such as a pungent effect and tingling due to their possible role in the central nervous system.
In this study, mandarin essential oil was obtained and then purified. The purified mandarin was found to be similar to another type of known molecule that is capable of blocking pain. The terpenes, which are compounds found in mandarin essential oil, may be used to create analgesics in human therapy against pain. (3)
The outcome was great, showing a change in patient-reported pain, anxiety and nausea. There were 10,262 hospital admissions during the study time frame in which nurses provided aromatherapy as a part of their patient care. There were several oils used, and while each had its strengths, the overall outcome was positive showing that mandarin essential oil provided improvements to the patients. (2) So if you’re looking to relieve nausea through aromatherapy treatment, try mandarin oil.