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Orange Peel - Citrus sinensis

Traditional herb for digestive comfort; alleviates gas, nausea, bloating; improves flavor of unpleasant, bitter teas.

Orange peel contains compounds that lower blood pressure. The bitters in the herb stimulate appetite in people who have been confined to bed for long periods. Orange peel powder is a better source of pectins that nourish symbiotic bacteria in the large intestine than whole orange peel, but whole orange peel is a better source of the compounds that lower blood pressure.

The aromatic peel harvested from the Sweet Orange can also be used in your favorite baking and cooking recipes as well: Make your own authentic Orange Chicken, or use the fruity peel in desserts, cakes, stews and sauces. HINT: Add the fragrant Sweet Orange peel to a spiced simmering potpourri, along with Cloves, Cinnamon, Anise Star and Allspice! COMMON NAMES: Arancia (Italian), Naranja (Spanish), Naranji (Hindi, Urdu). Naranshi (Arabic).

Traditionally used as a tea. Combined with peony to relieve menstrual cramps, with magnolia for bloating, with rhubarb root for constipation, and with gardenia fruit for slow digestion after long-term illness. May also be incorporated into culinary dishes. The powder is used in cosmetic applications as well.

An orange—specifically, the sweet orange—is the citrus Citrus × ​sinensis (syn. Citrus aurantium L. var. dulcis L., or Citrus aurantium Risso) and its fruit. The orange is a hybrid of ancient cultivated origin, possibly between pomelo (Citrus maxima) and mandarin (Citrus reticulata). It is a small flowering tree growing to about 10 m tall with evergreen leaves, which are arranged alternately, of ovate shape with crenulate margins and 4–10 cm long. The orange fruit is a hesperidium, a type of berry.

Women who are trying to get pregnant should not take this herb.
This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.