Tangerine, Citrus reticulata, historically, tangerine is used for sepsis, Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. This staph even infects the new born. The very diluted essential oil is applied topically to kill the bacteria and regenerate healthy tissue. I use tangerine in a blend called Regenerate and also several of the Children's therapeutic blends. Tangerine has also helped reduce bronchial spasms, coughs, PMS, burping and indigestion, and nonspecific diarrhea. A pure tangerine essential oil reduces fear and irritability. Commercially, the oil is often imitation, produced from chemicals. Pure tangerine aroma is fresh and sparkling, enhancing liver and gallbladder function.Tangerine essential oil is cold pressed from the outer peel or skin. The aroma blends well with other citrus essential oils, rose, jasmine patchouli, herbal and earthy oils and absolutes. Use tangerine as a top note in perfumes and aroma blends to give the blend a little pizzazz!.