Daidai is a Japanese citrus that's considered a symbol of longevity in Japan because they will remain on a tree for several years if no one picks them. They turn orange in winter and back to green in summer. The word Daidai means "several generations." The fruit of the daidai is extremely bitter and is seldom eaten. It's used as a flavor in cooking and its peels are used in traditional Japanese medicine. Daidai is one of the citrus fruits. The skin is very thick and a lot of seeds in it –and it tastes very sour but smells fresh. Daidai is very rich in nutrition such as citric acid, Vitamin B1, B2 and C.
Mind - Soothing, uplifting effect on the emotions and a mild sedative action. Useful for stress/anxiety related disorders and insomnia. Can also help to dispel anger and frustration
Skin - Antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties which are particularly useful for dull, oily, congested and acne prone skin.
Cleansing, stimulating and toning action
Varicose veins and facial thread veins respond well to this essential oil, especially when blended with cypress oil in facial treatments
Success treating acne with this oil, perhaps due its antiseptic properties
Emotional system - extremely uplifting and energizing for the body, yet calming to the mind and emotions
Cautions: This oil has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin. Due to their presence, please consult a physician prior to using this oil. Dilute well before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.
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