All About Orange
Oranges are most well known for their high vitamin C content, an important nutrient that may help reduce the common cold. The aroma of the fruit has also shown to reduce anxiety and improve cognitive function.
A few dozen studies were found on potential therapeutic actions of oranges. Two human studies showed reduced anxiety and one showed improved cognition with its aroma. Eating oranges showed in one large human study to help reduce the common cold, and another human study suggested it may help reduce asthma in children. Another human study showed topical application may act as a bug repellent. In vitro and in vivo studies demonstrate its insecticidal, antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, anticancer, cholesterol lowering potential. More research on all these topics would be beneficial. Click the button below for a detailed review of research.
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Orange Fruit and Essential Oil
Latin Name: Citrus sinensis
- Sweet orange, blood orange, naval orange: Citrus sinensis
- Bitter orange is Citrus aurantium or Citrus vulgaris
Orange is a common citrus tree with round orange fruit.
Fruit flesh as well as peel and rind are used for eating, drinking, flavoring, making essential oil, and more.
Essential Oil Description
Oil is usually cold pressed from the peel, but can be steam distilled. Aroma is sweet, citrusy, and light.
- d-Limonene / Limonene / Dipentene
- Pinene / Alpha Pinene / Delta Pinene / Beta Pinene