Tangerine, which refers to the fruit of the tangerine tree, is characterized by a sweet and sour taste, and along with oranges and lemons, it can be said to be one of the representative fruits of citrus fruits. It is rich in vitamins P, A, and E, as well as vitamin C, which can be said to be the most important ingredient, and is rich in minerals such as calcium and potassium, so it has various actions that benefit our body. In particular, the main season of mandarin oranges is from October to January, so it is also an effective fruit for health management in winter, when immunity is easy to decline.
Tangerines, which have such various effects, usually eat only the kernel and throw away the peel. After drying the discarded tangerine peel, it is said that it can be used not only as a tea, but also as an air freshener, bathing agent, and face pack, etc. Now, let’s check each of the various ways you can use tangerine peels.
How to use tangerine peel
1. Take in the form of tea
The first way to use the tangerine peel is to consume it in the form of tea. After washing the remaining orange peels and drying them in sunlight, the dermis is called dermis. Boiling the dermis and drinking it as tea reduces phlegm, and is effective in preventing and relieving symptoms of bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, and pulmonary tuberculosis. .
In addition, dermis tea helps to strengthen the function of the spleen, and it is also said to be helpful in treating indigestion, bloating, nausea, belching, flatulence, and loose stool. In addition, the dermis is high in vitamin C, which is said to be good for preventing colds. It has been known that adding ginger to dermis tea and boiling it can have a better effect.
2. Remove stubborn stains
Tangerine peels are also said to be effective in peeling and removing stubborn stains. The white part of the orange peel contains a component called citric acid, which is also widely used as a raw material for eco-friendly cleaning detergents. It is said that if you put the remaining water after decoction of tangerine peel in a spray bottle and wipe it off when cleaning the grease, it will help a lot in removing stubborn dirt in the kitchen. In addition, it is said that putting orange peels in a pot or frying pan and boiling them in water also helps a lot to get rid of stubborn stains.
3. Use as a natural fragrance
Tangerine peel can be used as an air freshener to help purify the indoor air with its unique refreshing scent. Commercially available air fresheners contain chemical components, whereas tangerine peel does not contain chemical components, so it has advantages as a natural air freshener. If you put dried tangerine peel in a net and put it in a shoe cabinet or closet to use it as an air freshener, it is said to be effective in removing odors. Also, if you put a tangerine peel in the microwave and heat it for 20~30 seconds, it is said that the smell in the microwave is removed and the subtle tangerine scent is permeated.
4. Used as a natural humidifier
Tangerine peel can be used not only as an air freshener to remove odors, but also as a natural humidifier. It is said that if you place containers or baskets of mandarin peels around the house, the moisture contained in the mandarin orange peels spreads into the air, resulting in a natural humidification effect. However, it is said that it is a good way to put an appropriate amount of tangerine peels as it can cause mold if piled up excessively.
5. Use as a bathing agent
It is said that it can be used as a bathing agent when taking a bath after tying the tangerine peels, which give off a refreshing scent, in a net. Tangerine peel contains abundant limonene, which belongs to the terpenes class, and it is said that this limonene ingredient not only smoothes the skin but also promotes blood circulation in the skin. In addition, the rich vitamin C component of the tangerine peel is said to have a good effect on relieving accumulated fatigue throughout the body and relieving stress accumulated on the skin.
It can also be used as a face pack by grinding the tangerine peel and mixing it with flour, honey and water. It is said to have the advantage of being a natural nutrition pack that can provide sufficient moisture to the skin and at the same time have a whitening effect.
6. Use as a natural hot pack
Tangerine peels can also be used as a natural hot pack that acts as a hand warmer in the cold winter. This effect can be attributed to the thermal insulation effect of the high molecular fiber contained in the orange peel. It is said that it can be used as a natural hot pack by wrapping the tangerine peel with cling wrap and reheating it in the microwave for 40 seconds to 1 minute and then wrapping it with a cloth. Hot packs made using these tangerine peels are known to retain heat for about an hour.