The name tangerine comes from Tangier,
Morocco, the port from which the first tangerines were shipped to Europe
in 1841. Tangerine essential oil, like most of the citrus family,
has refreshing and rejuvenating characteristics that help thought
process and emotional confusion. Aroma therapists consider
tangerine to be very comforting, soothing and warming. Users may
also see tangerine used in perfumes, soaps, and as an antispasmodic,
carminative, digestive, diuretic, sedative, stimulant, and tonic agent.