Next time you buy tangerines, devote more attention to the origin of the fruit. As you will from now on use their peel, the fruit should not be sprayed. So buy organic.
Medicinal properties of tangerine peel tea
Due to the huge amount of vitamin C the tangerine is very suitable as an additive for the treatment of flu and colds. A growing number of studies also pointed to the many medicinal properties of tangerine peel.
Tangerine peel has many beneficial properties for the body. Namely, lowers the cholesterol, according to the article in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. In addition, the tea from the dried peel:
- improves digestion
- relieves morning sickness in pregnant women and
- relieves weaknesses during traveling.
Tangerine peel also contributes to balancing the blood sugar levels, detoxifies the liver and releases the stress.
How to dry the tangerine peel?
The procedure is very simple. Take the tangerine peels and arrange them on a paper towel. Allow to air dry, preferably overnight. Store the completely dried pieces in a sealed container in a cool, dark place. You can maintain the tangerine peels in this manner for several weeks.
How to prepare tangerine peel tea?
Take some of the dried peel. Pour with boiling water and leave it for 2-3 minutes. If desired, add a little honey.
Dried tangerine peel can be mixed with other teas and is best matched with black tea. The study, published by the BioMed Central Dermatology, showed that a combination of black tea and citrus peel reduce the risk of squamous cell skin carcinoma by 70 percent.