People take tangerine peel by mouth for asthma, indigestion (dyspepsia), cancer prevention, and many other purposes, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Tangerine fruit and peel can be eaten as a food. Tangerine fruit can also be made into a juice.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Cancer. Early research suggests that eating a lot of oranges and/or tangerines is linked to a lower risk of developing a type of cancer called nasopharyngeal carcinoma. This type of cancer affects the area behind the nose, where it meets the throat.
- Hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis).
- Side effects caused by cancer drug treatment.
- Liver scarring (cirrhosis).
- Colon cancer, rectal cancer.
- Indigestion (dyspepsia).
- A long-term disorder of the large intestines that causes stomach pain (irritable bowel syndrome or IBS).
- Lung cancer.
- Other conditions.
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if tangerine is safe or what the side effects might be.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if tangerine is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if tangerine is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) substrates) interacts with TANGERINE
Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver. Tangerine might increase how quickly the liver breaks down these medications. In theory, taking tangerine along with medications that are broken down by the liver can decrease the effects of some medications. Before taking tangerine, talk to your healthcare provider if you are taking any medications that are changed by the liver.
Some medications changed by the liver include amitriptyline (Elavil), amiodarone (Cordarone), citalopram (Celexa), felodipine (Plendil), lansoprazole (Prevacid), ondansetron (Zofran), prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone), sertraline (Zoloft), sibutramine (Meridia), and many others.
Midazolam (Versed) interacts with TANGERINE
The body breaks down midazolam (Versed) to get rid of it. Tangerine might increase how quickly the body breaks down midazolam (Versed). In theory, taking tangerine along with midazolam (Versed) might decrease the effects of midazolam (Versed).
Be watchful with this combination
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